Occupation series part 5: Servers

Posted on September 5th, 2014 by Shari´ Parks

When was the last time you had a meal out? The answer to that might be just yesterday or a few hours ago. A better question would be when was the last time you stood on your feet with no break for over 10hours? Wait staff do this all day and everyday. Which puts tremendous tension and soreness in the feet. Our feet do so much for us. They carry us around in the world. They are like the roots that keep us planted to the ground.

I hear from many servers, foot pain can be excruciating and last several hours after the work shift has ended. When I was researching for this blog, I found several websites that provided endless suggestions on ways to ‘save your feet’ when having to stand for several hours. I also learned that women suffer from foot pain more frequently than men.

The area most inflicted is the arch of the foot, known as the plantar fascia. This isn’t a muscle, but instead a band of fascia that connects the heel to the toes. One thing that can be done to avoid this discomfort is to wear proper shoes that support the arch. Also, there are stretches that can be done to reduce the tension. For a demo on the stretches check out my previous blog about plantar fasciitis.

http://fingertouchmassage.blogspot.com/2012/08/quick-relief-for-painful-plantar.html

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