How do I prepare my feet for a 12-hour manual labor work shift?

By: Tom Lemke - Cped MC, Cped C, Feb 07, 2018
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Foot Orthotics, The Foot Lab, Edmonton

So foot pain/problems are prevented?

Without seeing you and your feet I can't say categorically.  But if you and your feet are fairly healthy, stretch them out and then walk barefoot in sand every day.  Start with about 15 minutes and increase the a time by 5 minutes every day for at least 2 weeks, also keep up the walking in sand about 3 days a week as you work at that job.

If you don't have access to sand and can't build a long narrow sandbox in the basement then a wobble board is a really good second choice, the internet has lots of wobble board options.

Tom Lemke has been making custom footwear for Canadians for over 30 years.

Tom became a Certified Pedorthic Master Craftsman in 1996, and a few years later in 2003 he started his own orthopedic, orthotic and pedorthic practice: The Foot Lab. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, The Foot Lab serves clients from Grande Prairie to Nova Scotia and beyond.  Check out our website http://www.footlab.ca/ 

Our Certified Pedorthic Master Craftsman will create custom-made shoes, inserts, insoles and/or footwear modification to help you:

  • improve your walking posture, putting less stress on your body;
  • relieve foot, leg, or back pain from walking and standing;
  • walk more naturally with differently-sized legs or a partial or full amputation; and
  • relieve pain and improve balance problems caused by chronic health issues like diabetes or cerebral palsy.