Almost everyone can relate to having foot pain, sometime in their past. Whether it was from a busy day, poor support in the shoes or a combination of factors that caused the pain, there are things to do to keep that pain from coming back. Make sure you stand on surfaces that have support, wear shoes that have arch and heel support and take as many breaks as possible when you have to stand on your feet. When you have pain in the foot, it can make for a miserable day until you can get somewhere and get off your feet.
Do you have pain on top of the foot? Then you might have wide feet or shoes that don’t accommodate the size of your foot. Have you taken off a pair of shoes and thought that the top where the laces go in was cutting your circulation off? Did the socks leave marks in your skin because the shoes were tight? People with wide feet often need to buy special shoes, simply because the average shoe is created for people with average sized arches and feet.
Have you ever jumped out of bed, only to find the pain in ball of foot so terrible, you had to limp? Ball of foot pain can happen for a number of reasons. Are you standing on a hard surface for a long period, without proper support in your shoe? Are you wearing shoes that are too small for your feet? Proper support is essential to keeping your feet free of pain. If your feet start to hurt, then you might make adjustments and stand in a different manner that might lead to ankle, knee and hip pain too.
Consult your doctor to see why you are having foot pain. Is it because you are without adequate foot support or do you have a joint condition that is affecting your body? Arthritis and some forms of gout will make foot pain hard to tolerate, especially when you still need to walk or stand while on the job. The doctor might recommend a supplement or other method to help ease the joint pain. They might also recommend getting new shoes or support socks to wear if you still need to stand on surfaces such as cement or asphalt that can make feet hurt.