Orthotics and Workplace Footwear
Some professions are at a higher risk for disabling foot injuries due to the physical demands of their job and mandatory footwear requirements including:
Foot injuries account for 10% of all reported disabling injuries in the workplace in Canada. According to Canada’s National Occupational Health and Safety Resource, two out of every three workers in Canada suffer from some sort of foot problem in their lifetime.
Long periods of standing, repetitive motions, improper foot alignment and improper footwear can lead to muscle and ligament fatigue which increases the risk of injury and damage to bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and other tissues of the feet. The resulting inflammation and abnormal wear and tear can lead to conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain), Metatarsalgia (pain at the forefoot) and Repetitive Strain Injury.