5 Practical Ways You Can Combat Foot Fatigue
January 22 2021
What is foot fatigue?
Foot fatigue is a common condition that occurs when you walk or stand for hours at a time. The foot muscles become extremely tired, causing cramps, pain, and discomfort. Exercise enthusiasts, cooks, nurses, doctors, housekeeping, etc. are the people who are particularly susceptible to foot fatigue.
What are the symptoms of foot fatigue?The following symptoms can be experienced in the entire foot or a localized position (such as the arch, heel or the ball part) of the foot.
What can I do to prevent foot fatigue?
Invest in Copper Compressions SocksCopper Clothing’s copper compression socks work by creating a ‘pressure gradient’ which pushes oxygen-devoid blood from the feet and legs back to the heart. This improves blood circulation and helps relieve the foot fatigue symptoms such as aching feet, swelling, and cramping.
- Copper is known as a powerful anti-microbial agent, which will keep the sweat and odour-causing bacteria at bay.
- Copper is also used for its anti-inflammatory powers which makes copper compression socks perfect for soothing your aching feet and muscles.
- Copper is known to promote the development and growth of new blood vessels and rejuvenate the skin through the synthesis of collagen and elastin.
So, a combination of compression socks and copper can help you spend hours on your feet without discomfort!
Maintain a Balanced Weight
If your reason for aching feet is your weight, take measures to reduce it. Exercise every day even if it’s for a few minutes, eat healthy foods and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Wear Suitable Footwear
Not wearing the right footwear can aggravate foot fatigue. Make sure the shoes you wear fits you well. Ensure that they are well-cushioned to take the impact while you walk or run.
Warm-Up and Stretch
Spend a few minutes every morning, warming up your muscles. This will help your feet and legs to be prepared for what’s to come. Stretch your muscles in the evening too, so your tired legs can loosen up and relax.
Take Regular Breaks
It’s important to give your feet some time to relax and recover. So, when you know, you’ll be on your feet for a prolonged time, schedule small breaks in your daily routine.
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