If you are on your feet a lot, you should wear well-fitting, comfortable walking shoes, with thick but flexible soles. Shoes should have a lace-up fastening that holds the heel in place and prevents the toes from sliding into the toe box of the shoe. There should be enough room at the top to allow the toes to move freely. Leather 'uppers' and man-made soles are a good combination. The shoe lining should be wrinkle-free and without rough or obtrusive stitching. If you work in wet conditions, you must wear waterproof footwear and socks which are thick enough to keep your feet warm, but not too tight to affect your circulation. Never wear loose fitting shoes that may slip on highly-polished surfaces.
Help at hand
For minor accidents at work, apply first aid straight away. Cuts should be cleaned and covered with a suitable dressing, and blisters should be left unopened and covered. Rest any sprains as much as possible. For advice about treating these or more serious injuries, see a registered chiropodist/podiatrist. He or she can also treat any problems that may have developed.
Combating common ailments.
The foot is roughly divided into three
sections: the hindfoot or heel, the midfoot and the forefoot & toes.
When walking, your heels repeatedly hit the ground with considerable force. They
have to be able to absorb the impact and provide a firm support for the weight
of the body.
Heel pain - the facts
There are various types of heel pain. Some of the most common are: heel spurs (plantar faciitis); heel bursitis and heel bumps.
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