6 Amazing Ways on How to Relieve Foot Pain from Standing All Day
I once worked at a hotel at the front desk. We had no chairs to sit on, did not have a soft mat and our shoes had to be profession looking (aka no sneakers). You can probably imagine the foot pain I had come home after an 8 hour shift. This is how to relieve foot pain from standing all day.
I would use some ways more than others, but at the end of the day they all worked. It is all about trial and error and seeing what works best for you, not what works best for me. Good luck in relieving your foot pain from standing all day.
What You May Need:
- WaterIce pack or cold water bottle
- Pillows or blankets
- A wall
- Your shoes. How are they fitting?
- Compression bandages
- Insoles or supportive orthotics
- A doctor
Step by Step Instructions
1. Pain Reliever
If it was minimal pain, I would just take some Advil or Tylenol at the end of the shift with a big glass of water and go to bed. I worked the 3-11pm shift so going to bed was normal. I tried to not take Tylenol or Advil more than once or twice a week, but you can take it as often as needed so long as your doctor says it is ok.
2. Ice Pack or Cold Water Bottle
This is one of my favorite ways to relieve foot pain. I always recommend putting a water bottle in the freezer prior to going to work, so when you get home you can take it out of the freezer, wrap a towel around it, and roll your foot over it.
Basically just place the frozen water bottle wrapped in towel and stand up next to the water bottle and allow your foot to go backwards and forwards for 15 to 20 minutes and then switch. The cold will help your muscles.
3. Raise Your Feet
Get a pillow or blanket out for your back to lie on, and then place your feet up against the wall. I place my feet flat against the wall so I can feel the fluids going back down and my feet can go back to looking and feeling normal. Stay like this for as long as possible.
If you are too tired to do this against a wall, then all you have to do is stack pillows or blankets on your bed so you can elevate your feet whilst sleeping. You can even stack books or magazines at the foot of your bed to lift your feet up.
How are your shoes fitting? Are they tight? Do they offer support? How is the sole? If you are thinking that your shoes are not as comfortable as they can be, then I think it is time to look for a new pair of shoes. This can make all the difference.
When your shoes wear out, they do not do what they are supposed to do. That is provide support and reduce pain and swelling in your feet. Look for brands like Clark’s or Born. Those are the two brands I would wear when I worked at a hotel.
5. Compression Bandages
These will help reduce swelling like you wouldn’t believe. People often wear them while flying, but you can wear them after a long day at work, or even at work if your uniform allows you to wear them. If not, bring in a doctor’s note. Your employer can’t say no.
6. Insoles and Orthotics
Go to your pediatrist if need be and get a pair of specially designed orthotics made just for you. This will help with your foot pain, and will also help with your posture as well. It is a win win situation for when you are on your feet all day. Believe me.
I hope these tips work for you. If not, then consult your doctor to see if they recommend physical therapy. Foot pain is one of the main causes of hair loss, so please take care of your feet. If you feet get pain and your hair is falling out, i guess this article is about top shampoo for hair growth can help you resolve this problems.
Jobs in which you stand at can only last for so long until your body takes a beating. I know I lasted 6 months, but perhaps you are able to last longer. Good luck!