How to Reduce Heel Pain at Work
Heel pain at work is a huge problem for America’s workers—both before the COVID-19 pandemic, and now in the middle of it.
That’s obviously true for “essential workers” who tend to be in jobs that require a lot of standing, walking, and physically demanding activity. But it’s also true if you’re spending most of your 9-to-5 in your jammies, working your desk job from home.
The point is that, regardless of what you do for a living, persistent heel pain will keep you from doing it to the best of your ability. It’s tough to concentrate on work tasks when all you can think about is how much your feet hurt! And if you end your workday in agony, it’s hard to imagine you’ll get much enjoyment or rejuvenation from recreational activities you used to love, either.
Fortunately, there are often many simple tips you can follow to greatly reduce, or sometimes even eliminate, daily foot pain in the workplace—depending on what’s causing it, of course. While we always recommend making an appointment with our team if you’re experiencing pain that limits your lifestyle, you can also employ these strategies right away to see if they benefit you.