Actress Jessica Alba turned to Twitter after injuring her ankle when she dropped a plate on it. She tweeted pictures of her swollen ankle and the ankle being X-rayed. Despite suffering the injury, Alba still managed to be on the set for her upcoming film Machete Kills.
Like Alba, suffering injuries to the feet while on the job is a common problem for many. From swollen ankles to heel pain, these injuries can impact your work performance if not treated properly. Getting the help of a podiatrist like Dr. Bruce Theall of Gentle Touch Foot Care will allow you to get back out on your feet in no time.
Working on Your Feet
Standing on your feet for long periods of time can cause stress and pain. Your whole body may experience changes in posture, back pain, bunions, call calluses and plantar warts. There are ways to avoid these conditions with proper foot care, smart choices, and correct posture.
Negative heeled shoe – choosing this shoe places the heel slightly lower than the ball of the foot. These are great for overall foot health. Find shoes that fit you correctly.
Go barefoot – our feet were not designed to be enclosed all day, not even for hours. Try exposing your feet to air.
Foot Exercises – performing simple exercises, incorporating yoga, and stretching is beneficial. This will increase blood flow to the area and muscles of the foot.
Achilles tendon – stretching the foot out flat on the floor will relax the calf muscles and tendon. These exercises can be performed almost anywhere. Make sure you add these exercises to your daily regimen.
With a little bit of information and knowledge about foot health, you will notice changes. Foot stretches and proper footwear will help with pain and prevent further issues.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in East Orange, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.
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