The Painful Risks of Standing

You’ve probably heard a lot about the health risks of sitting too much, but did you know that there are also many issues related to extended standing?

Our bodies, muscles, and joint structure are made to move. Standing reduces muscle activity, increases strain on ligaments, and increases pressure in joints. Standing also increases pressure areas on the bottom surface of the feet. These biomechanical stresses can lead to tired, achy feet and legs, or pain in the feet, ankles, knees, hips, and back.

Footwear: Appropriate footwear provides the traction, cushioning, and structure for standing on hard surfaces.

Supportive Insoles: Over the counter footbeds distribute pressure through the feet and reduce strain on the connective tissues in the feet.

Custom Orthotics: Custom made foot orthotics will manage specific biomechanical issues in the feet and legs, and will improve alignment in the joints of the feet.

Compression Socks: Over the counter and medical grade compression socks will improve circulation through the feet, ankles, and lower legs.

Here at Kintec Salmon Arm, our fit experts will perform a gait assessment and then work with you to find the right footwear, supportive insoles, and socks to meet your footcare and work needs. Through our individualized approach you will feel fresher while standing at work, reduce your foot and leg pain, and keep you more active on your feet.

Visit Kintec Salmon Arm at 117 Hudson Ave NE, downtown Salmon Arm.

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