Those with desk jobs may be familiar with the sore backs and swollen feet that come with sitting all day. To improve posture, circulation, and overall comfort, employees should consider working with their feet elevated. Brigham Young University students Matt Hulme and Brent Murray have created a solution to this in the form of The Foot Hammock. The Foot Hammock attaches to the underside of any desk, creating a place for feet to rest, and comes in mesh, fleece, and heated versions; mesh for shoes on, fleece to make bare feet feel snug, and heated to simulate the feel of an electric blanket. “Most of us spend more time at our desk than in our beds sleeping,” said Hulme. “It is time we make our hours at our desk as comfortable as ours sleeping.”
Working on your feet for long periods of time can be very stressful for the feet. For more information on methods to help relax the feet on the job, consult with Dr. Alan Discont, D.P.M. of Family Foot and Ankle Care. Dr. Discont will attend to your podiatric needs.
Proper Foot Care Leads to Better Health
Long periods of standing often times lead to pain and discomfort around the feet. Every day the body undergoes a series of stresses, especially during work. To minimize these stresses on your feet, better shoe choices and proper posture will significantly help.
A Negative Heel
- This is where the heel is slightly lower than the ball of the foot.
- Having your feet crammed into shoes for long periods of time increases pressure. Giving your feet some exposure to air and walking barefoot helps tremendously.
Exercise Your Feet
- A foot workout helps correct movements and stimulates the blood flow and muscles of the feet. Implementing yoga exercises to your daily routine is a good example of this.
Spending a majority of the time on your feet will most likely trigger pain; even more so if you suffer from poor circulation. Proper footwear and appropriate stretching will alleviate pain and prevent further issues. When your feet hurt, it is best to take care of them right away.
If you have any questions, please contact our office in Chandler, AZ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.