Foot pain rising for remote workers
Foot pain is on the rise with people working from home.
One of the main reasons behind this trend is a lot of people don’t think to wear shoes inside the house.
It’s crucial to protect your feet from hard surfaces like wood and tile.
People who opt to go barefoot at home are walking directly on their bone, which can lead to foot pain, according to Dr. Joy Rowland, a podiatrist with Cleveland Clinic.
“Shoes to wear inside the home when you’re working would be a great athletic shoe that has a great arch support or a deep heel counter, so your foot doesn’t roll inside the shoe when you’re walking. It helps with what we call pronation, so that your foot doesn’t fall to the inside when you walk,” Rowland said. “Wearing a slipper that has a great arch support is also a great option.”
If you find your feet are too hot or are sweating, it’s recommended to take off your shoes and socks when seated, and put them back on when you get up.
If your foot pain persists, call a podiatrist.