Are you a nurse standing or walking all day and experiencing tired feet at the end of a long shift? If you’d love to know how to better look after your feet and the best ways to alleviate the pain, read on as this article was written for you!
As a nurse, you probably know that our feet carry three times our body weight with each step. Add to this lifting patients or carrying heavy equipment, and you get yourself a recipe for disaster when it comes to your feet!
Because your job involves a lot of standing or walking, your work shoes must provide support and comfort to avoid stress on your legs, back, and aching feet at the end of a long day. Often overlooked, shoes are as important as a stethoscope or blood pressure cuffs. Indeed, not only is wearing the appropriate shoes critical for protecting your back and your feet, but it’s also the best way to prevent you from slipping, hurting yourself or others in the process.