Crown Mats and Matting Offers Tips on How to Soothe Sore Feet
FREMONT, OH — It is estimated that 80 percent of the U.S. population has experienced some type of moderate to severe foot ailment or pain one or more times in their lives.
And, it is no wonder. By the time the average person reaches the age of 50, he or she has likely walked over 70,000 miles. Plus, since the foot is made up of 26 bones, 56 ligaments, and 38 different muscles, there is a lot that can go wrong.
However, there are steps people can take to minimize and even eliminate foot pain, especially at the workplace. Crown Mats and Matting, one of the oldest and largest matting companies in the U.S., offers the following foot soothing suggestions:
Soak your feet with Epson salts. Fill a large bowl or bath tub with warm water and add nature's wonder drug, Epson salts. This can help release toxins from the feet, reduce swelling, and sedate the feet.
Massage feet and legs. There are millions of pressure points in the feet and lower limbs. Rubbing your feet and calves using a lotion helps stimulate blood flow in these areas and can relax the entire body.
Footwear selection. Especially for people who must stand for long periods of the day, footwear can be critically important. Footwear should not be too tight or too loose. When selecting new footwear, always check your foot size later in the day when your feet may have expanded.
Purchase insoles. While a variety of insoles and arch supports are available in pharmacies, people who must stand for long periods, or those who are already experiencing foot pain, may benefit from visiting a podiatrist. A podiatrist can help customize arch supports specifically for each patient.
Listen to your feet. "Unfortunately, many people try to ignore foot pain," says Brett Davis, vice president of sales and marketing for Crown Mats. "Ignoring the pain usually means it is going to get worse and as it does, it can negatively impact your overall physical and mental health."
About Crown Mats and Matting
For more than 70 years, Crown Mats and Matting has been a pioneer in the development and manufacture of matting products. Beginning with the invention of walk-off matting by the company's founder, R.P. Johnson, the company now has the most diverse matting product line offered in our industry. Crown sells matting through an extensive network of highly trained sales representatives throughout the United States and worldwide. These sales experts are familiar with the features and benefits of all matting systems and are able to help their clients find the right system for virtually any application.