Foot pain – prevention is better than cure

Standing on hard concrete floors up to 8 hours a day, 5 days a week can be a pain, literally. There are well documented studies of the effects of standing on hard concrete floors for long periods and one of the most common pains associated with standing, that is difficult to treat, is heel pain (plantar fasciitis).

If you are aware of anyone suffering with heel and foot pain, along with pain relief there are some simple stretching exercises that can significantly relieve the symptoms, that involve flexing the toes of the affected foot, in either a standing or sitting position.

Another exercise is to take a standard food can (beans/ tomatoes/ soup; whatever is to hand), and while sitting, remove shoes and roll the can backwards and forwards across the sole of the foot, from heel to toe. This exercise is great to do whilst sitting or relaxing. The contents of the tin are unaffected, and the rolling motion helps to relieve the symptoms of plantar fasciitis.

The best solution to heel and other joint pain is prevention – financially and socially for your workers and your company. Our best-selling, ergonomic Bubble Mats are proven to make standing for long periods more comfortable, relieve joint pains and reduce fatigue. Our VivoMax is versatile for use for sit-stand desks, food factories and laboratory areas.

Aches and pains can be a significant contributor to employee absence, with its knock-on effect on employee morale and productivity along with stresses for shop-floor management. Anti-fatigue matting from Strata resolves this issue. Our mats are easy to install; simply unwrap and place where required and the mats can be moved as workspaces are reconfigured or re-sited.

Our friendly team are here to help you find the right anti-fatigue matting for your specific needs, so contact us or call us on 01926 338547. We look forward to hearing from you very soon.

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