What foot stretches should I do for my job?

Jobs that keep you on your feetWhether done before you head to work, or on your break, foot stretches can help working feet stay limber and strong. Try simply raising up and down on your toes to strengthen muscles, or flexing your feet then pointing your toes. Face a wall with hands pressed against it and legs extended behind you, then press your heels to the floor to stretch your calf muscle, bending your knee slightly to stretch your Achilles. Ankle rotations are great for keeping joints healthy, too.

Make sure if your job requires standing for long periods of time that you take breaks to give your feet a rest, and invest in supportive comfortable shoes. One last thing—remember, when you get home from work, there’s nothing like a nice foot massage!

For more tips to make sure your working feet get the TLC they need, give Dr. O a call at (303) 805-5156.

Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC