Dr. Brad Sonnema talks foot health in the workplace in a piece for the February/March issue of Canadian Occupational Safety magazine:
Plantar Fasciitis is a fairly common injury that health and safety managers need to be aware of. One way they can help prevent this painful diagnosis is by ensuring that safety footwear not only checks all the safety requirements, but is comfortable and supportive, too.
“We see a ton of plantar fasciitis,” says Brad Sonnema, president of the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association in Edmonton. “Safety boots are very protective; they have a lot of qualities for protections, but they are not always supportive. If you look at the inside, they tend to be quite flat… So you’re on your feet all day and you need that little extra support for whatever reaso but you don’t have it, then the plantar fascia will start to take up a lot of stress.”
According to the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association, there are many other common foot ailments that can occure or be made worse from unsupportive or ill-fitting footwear…
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