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Foot Protection for Retail and Hospitality Employees

Tuesday, 12 March 2024 00:00

In the bustling environments of retail and hospitality, where long hours and constant movement are the norm, foot protection is essential for ensuring comfort, safety, and overall well-being. Retail and hospitality workers often spend extended periods on their feet, navigating various surfaces and environments throughout their shifts. Investing in appropriate footwear is vital to mitigate the risk of foot-related injuries and discomfort. Decide on shoes with slip-resistant soles to prevent slips and falls, particularly in areas prone to spills or moisture. Additionally, choose footwear with ample cushioning and arch support to reduce fatigue and alleviate strain on the feet and lower limbs. Consider the demands of the job when selecting footwear, opting for choices that provide adequate protection and durability without sacrificing comfort. Regularly inspect and maintain footwear to ensure its effectiveness in providing protection and support. If you have questions about what type of shoes to purchase for your workday that can provide adequate protection, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist.



While working on the feet, it is important to take the proper care of them. For more information about working on your feet, contact one of our podiatrists from Plaza Podiatry. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Working on Your Feet

Standing on your feet 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 type 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 all hours of the day. Try to periodically expose your feet to air.

Eliminate Pain

Foot Exercises – Performing simple exercises, incorporating yoga and doing stretches are 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.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Baltimore, Lutherville, and Dundalk, MD . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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