With this in mind, however, standing on the job is inevitable for many positions, so instead of unrealistically telling you to avoid standing in excess, I will give you some suggestions on how to combat pain and injury.
First, it is important to schedule regular massages. Massage therapy has been proven to prevent joint and muscle damage and to also increase blood flow. Additionally, massage helps to destress the body not just physically but mentally.
After you receive massage therapy, which focuses on relieving the stress in your back, shoulders, legs and feet, there are some self care routines you can do at home to help you feel better and improve your symptoms in the long term.
- Place both feet flat on the ground in front of a wall, at least two feet away from it. Lean your hands on the wall and bend one leg at the knee while keeping the other completely straight with that heel pressing into the ground. Then switch and do the same with the other leg. This will stretch your calves out.
- Massage the bottoms of your feet by using a golf ball or similar size ball. Sit in a chair and place the ball on the floor. Then place your foot on top of it using the ball to rub out any tight, sore spots under the foot.
Call me today to get started with your personalized therapy. I will help you overcome the pain experienced from a long day on your feet.