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A 38-year-old member asked:

my feet hurt so badly because of my new job. what can i do to help my feet at work?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joshua Batt
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Arch support: Consider purchasing an inexpensive arch support from your local pharmacy. This will decrease the tension placed on your foot at these points. When not working, place a tennis ball on the floor under the arch of your foot and roll it in a massage like fashion to loosen the tight muscles. Stretch foot muscles by placing the front of your foot on a step letting the heel fall below the step for a min.
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Cushioned and/or massaging inserts for your shoes can provide some relief, too.
Oct 23, 2011
Dr. Samyukta Mullangi
Dr. Samyukta Mullangi answered
Dermatology 7 years experience
Gait, footwear: Assuming that you are having to spend much of your day on your feet, try and buy footwear that reduces the body's tendency to overpronate (when your foot flattens too much and swings inwards during your gait). When your foot pronates too much, the ankle and heel do not align midstance, foot strains under your body's weight). Look into orthopedic shoes that are better designed to support you.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Is it normal for my feet to hurt when I get off the plane?

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Probably Not: It is never normal for your feet to hurt. However, for the best answer it would be important to know where your feet hurt. It is possible that being in a stationary position for a long period of time can aggravate preexisting foot problems that you notice upon starting to move around. You can perform simple sitting stretches onboard - check the magazine in the seat back, they often have diagrams.
A member asked:

The heels of my feet hurt even if I don't stand on them. They hurt more when I wake up?

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See a Podiatrist: More information and a physical exam is needed. Are you diabetic? Are you a runner? Do you stand on feet all day? There are a number of things that can cause heel pain, see a podiatrist in your area. In the meantime rest, elevate, ice can also help.
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Why do my feet hurt?

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Need an exam: There are many, many reasons that your feet may hurt. It would be best to have an examination.

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