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What can I do at work to relieve the pain and stress on my feet from standing all day?

What can I do at work to relieve the pain and stress on my feet from standing all day?

Wear good shoes: Wearing good-fitting, comfortable shoes is one of the best things to decrease pain from standing on your feet all day. You can also look into padded insoles to provide more cushion for your feet. If you have never been told that you should not take anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, you can take this. You can also try soaking your feet once your are home. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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I have foot pain on the lateral side of my foot around the fourth and fifth metatarsals when i'm pushing off. Walking barefoot or on flip flops relieves it while wearing sneakers aggravates it. Could it be some kind of neuroma or stress fracture?

I have foot pain on the lateral side of my foot around the fourth and fifth metatarsals when i'm pushing off. Walking barefoot or on flip flops relieves it while wearing sneakers aggravates it. Could it be some kind of neuroma or stress fracture?

Possibly: Neuromas, stress fracture, and capsuliitis are the more common complaints in that area of the foot. A podiatrist would easily be able to determine which of these or another condition you had. It is possible that you have less pain unsupported because that is the position your foot has collaped into and the better supported position is uncomfortable because of the injury. Foot pain is not normal. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for stress fractures in feet?

What is the best treatment for stress fractures in feet?

Depends: On which bone and your overall state of health. Some stress fractures can be treated using a soft cast or cam walker, while others need a hard cast. The "best" treatment needs to be custom-made for you and your particular circumstances. Discuss this with your podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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What causes foot stress fracture?

I think if : You investigate closely you will find a high proportion of these patients to have vitamin d deficiency. I examined chart records of the last 50 patients diagnosed with stress fractures. 49 of 50 all had vit d deficiency or insufficiency ( less than 30 mg/dl). ...Read more

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What are symptoms of stress fractures in feet?

Stress fracture: Hi, pain is the main symptom of a stress fx which is worse with activity and better with rest, the pain could become worse gradually and also swelling can happen. ...Read more

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Are stress pills effective against palmar and foot hyperhidrosis?

Are stress pills effective against palmar and foot hyperhidrosis?

No: While the exact mechanism for palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis is not known, we know that it is not completely caused by being "stress". It might be oversensitivity of the sweat glands. "anti-stress" pills are not a treatment for this condition and probably will not help greatly. Consider antiperspirants, anticholinergic meds, iotophoresis, Botox injections... ...Read more

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