Working From Home Your Feet Won't Thank You



The pandemic has affected many people's working habits. Although lockdowns may no longer be used, not everyone has hurried back to work. Working from home is now usual for many people since introduction of quarantine.

Unfortunately, spending a lot of time on a laptop leads to new issues.
Your work-from-home footwear might not have a strap, lace, or cozy insoles to provide you with that extra support and cushioning, in contrast to your work shoes or sneakers.

As a result, you get tired feet and legs, achy muscles, and foot cramps. Does this describe who you are?

People may acquire what podiatrists are calling Work-From-Home (WFH) feet, which they are worried about.

When working from home, wearing slippers or uncomfortable shoes can cause WFH feet, which is when you start to feel acute foot discomfort, especially in the heels and arches.

So, what can you do to combat WFH Feet?

Stable footwear 
When working from home, put on supportive, stable footwear. Wearing relaxed shoes that are neither too tight nor too loose can significantly affect how your feet feel after a long day, whether they are sneakers or boots.

At the end of the day, give your feet a massage. You can perform it at home using a tennis ball, a foam roller, or even a spiked ball. After a long day, your feet may be in pain and feeling tense. A foot massage can help.

Watch out!
Make sure your slippers are not too old or worn out if you choose to wear them. It's a common error for people to wear shoes that are well past their sell-by date. Make sure your shoes don't smell and inspect the insoles for damage.

Working Space
Check that your home office desk is configured properly. Your posture throughout the day and how you sit at your desk can have an influence on your feet. To ensure proper body alignment from your head, neck, and shoulders all the way down to your feet, make sure your desk is comfortable enough.

Workout from Home – Yes or No?

Some people still like working out at home than returning to the gym. In fact, this will probably happen more frequently as prices rise.

However, negative habits tend to sneak up without oversight. It can be tempting to put on a cozy pair of old sneakers or even go barefoot while exercising, something you would never do at the gym.

This further raises the risk of sprains, strains, and overuse problems.
Like this, it would be improper to exercise at home without properly warming up and cooling down; the phone rings, the kids need attention, and the opportunity is lost.

Sprains and torn muscles and ligaments are the result, and you can treat them at home!

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