Foot pain can be a nuisance that affects your overall quality of life. While there are certain things you can do at work to help keep pain at bay, such as wearing comfortable, well-fitting shoes that give you the support you need, and standing on anti-fatigue mats, which can help decrease the pressure to feet and joints from the floor, sometimes you may need to see a doctor to determine what’s causing the discomfort.
According to NBC 2, the source of pain can best be traced to where it’s coming from. The news provider reports that if the pain is in the big toe joint or the middle of the foot, it’s probably arthritis, whereas pain in the back of the heel could be a sign of Achilles tendonitis. However, the most common source of foot pain, according to the news provider, is at the bottom of your heel, particularly when you’re walking. That is attributed to plantar fasciitis, because the fascia attaches to the bone and cause inflammation and therefore pain.
Healthline suggests when you have foot pain in the muscle, there are things you can do once you’re home from work, such as icing your feet, massaging the bottom of the feet with a tennis ball or keeping them elevated.
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