Steel Cap Boots… Look After Your Working Feet

Safety boots protect your feet and toes from chemical and electrical hazards, crush and puncture injuries and reduce your risk of slipping at work. However, unless you are careful with your choice of style and fit, steel cap and safety work boots can cause some foot problems.

Steel cap boots and painful feetEmployers sometimes issue standard safety boots that may not be suitable for your foot type. If you have very flat or highly arched feet you may be at risk of some painful foot problems. Inappropriate or poorly fitted work boots combined with long hours standing or walking can add to the strain on your feet.

And at the end of the day and on weekends you want to wind down with some sport, running or gym, so your feet take another pounding  and may end up with problems such as:

  • Ingrown nails
  • Blackened nails
  • Painful shins (shin splints)
  • Heel pain (Achilles tendinitis or plantar fasciitis)
  • Painful corns or callus
  • Knee pain
  • Metarasalgia or pain at the ball of your foot

If you need to be on your feet at work and you have foot pain, we can help. Our practitioners can help you with sensitive feet, painful knees, problem corns or callus, blackened or ingrown nails. We can help keep your feet comfortable with advice and treatments, nail surgery and prescription orthotics. And we’re happy to work with your employer to get you into the right pair of safety boots for your feet.


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