Putting an end to the pain: A union representing cocktail waitresses at the country's largest casino are fighting for the servers to wear shoes of their own choosingVeterancocktail waitress Cheryl Haase deals with problems in her feet on a daily basis as a result of wearing high heels. “Most of us girls have been here for 20 years, 15 years. This job has really done a number to our feet and they know it,” Haase said. To help combat these issues, Haase groups with fellow waitresses for the right to be able to don more comfortable shoes in contrast to an industry that can actually base tip amount on having higher heels.

Working on your feet can be tough on your feet. A podiatrist like Dr. Alan Discont of Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC understands the complications this can have on one’s health.  Dr. Discont will guide patients in the right direction and provide you with the appropriate treatment options.

Working on Your Feet

Standing on your feet, especially at work, for long periods of time can cause stress and pain in your feet. Your whole body may experience change in terms of posture, back pain, bunions, callouses and or plantar warts. There are ways to avoid these conditions with proper foot care, smart choices and correct posture.

Positive Changes

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 for hours, or all day. Try allowing yourself to expose your feet to air.

Eliminate Pain

Foot Exercises – performing simple exercises, incorporating yoga and stretches is beneficial. This will allow increased 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 this information and knowing more about foot health, you will notice changes. Foot stretches and proper footwear will help with pain and prevent further issues.

Keep your feet healthy and your body will thank you for it.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our two offices which are located in Sun Lakes or Chandler, AZ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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