Correct footwear is essential when working especially if you’re on your feet for a long period of time, as it has been proven that 79% of retail workers are on their feet for four to ten hours a day. As well as this, health care workers such as nurses can be on their feet up to 12 hours a day which is a lot, so correct footwear really is important.
One of our favourite customer reviews is from Debbie, who is currently a nurse and wears her Uufey Shoes with pride, here’s what she had to say!
“I identified that when I consistently wear unsupportive shoes, I suffer achy arches, joint pain, and other uncomfortable problems. Since trying @uufeyshoes the story is different for me. If your profession involves anything from running alongside a gurney to standing for hours in an operating room, the right shoes are a must. You need shoes that can accommodate your feet (breathable), durable but also lightweight and slip resistance” You can view nurse Debbie’s post’s over on Instagram on @behealthywithdebs.
Suffering from pain due to your workplace
Many workers suffer from aches and pains due to being on their feet for long periods of time. As stated by the CCOHS “standing is a natural human posture and by itself poses no particular health hazard. However, working in a standing position on a regular basis can cause many aches and pains such as sore feet, swelling of the legs, general muscular fatigue, lower back pain, stiffness in the neck.” Retail workers also face these issues especially as they are often stood in the same position scanning items until they can get their break or go home, so having shoes that are non-slip and comfortable is super essential to everyone especially workers on their feet for long periods of time!
According to TUC studies found that “it is estimated that around 80% of the adult population has some form of foot problem. This can vary from aches and pains to swelling and comes to fungal infections and varicose veins. While not all of these are a result of work activities, a large proportion is.” When choosing footwear, you should, always opt for a pair with arch support.
Preventing and relieving pain
Arch supports evenly distribute weight by putting some of that pressure across your feet versus leaving all the pressure in the heel or the ball of the foot. You can also buy arch support pads, which will help to ease the pain when wearing less supportive shoes.
Relieving foot pain can be a long process, but here are some at-home remedies to try to ease your foot pain,
- Get a tennis ball to self-massage your feet.
- Wear supportive shoes.
- Try soaking your feet in saltwater
- Try giving yourself breaks during your day and exercise.
You can also purchase some of our foot care accessories we have an 8-piece Plantar Fasciitis relief & Foot Pain Kit which you can use alongside the at-home remedies above.
If you’re finding that nothing is really easing or helping at all with your foot pain or any pain caused by being on your feet all day it may be best to maybe make an appointment with your local GP.