Addressing foot pain starts with looking at the shoes

Shoes can add to the comfort of anti-fatigue mats.

If you’re spending a lot of time standing at work, you may find some slight discomfort in your joints and feet. While anti-fatigue mats can provide an extra layer of cushioning to help protect your joints and keep you feeling good, it’s also important to think about the kind of footwear you’re wearing on a daily basis.

According to Self, people will commonly select shoes that don’t have a good level of support, which can often cause foot pain, particularly if you’re standing for long periods of time. The news provider also reports it’s pretty common to unknowingly be wearing the wrong size, so it’s a good idea to have your feet measured if you’ve been feeling uncomfortable in your shoes.

Prevention reports it’s common for feet to swell during the day, so whenever you’re testing out shoes, you need to make sure that your toes have enough room to wiggle around in. Because of this, the source also recommends trying on shoes toward the end of the day, because that’s when feet will swell to their largest. Additionally, the news provider reports that if your shoes are too old, such as leaning to one side when you lie them on a flat surface, it’s time for a new, more supportive pair.

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