Foot pain, such as in your heel or arch can be very common with the increased time spent on your feet.
It pays to have a spare pair of dry, moisture wicking socks in your bag to change at break time if you need to.
Being on the front line during this time, there will be an increase in workload and stress on your feet. You are possibly spending more hours standing than you normally would; and this sudden increase in activity and load can often cause pain.
When purchasing a gumboot make sure it feels comfortable and fits well. The toe area should flex, the middle of the arch should not twist or bend, and the back of the heel needs to be firm.
Corns, calluses and cracked skin happen to most of us at some point in our lives.
It is important to recognise skin care as healthcare, particularly in the feet, which are often neglected. When you consider that our feet have to carry us throughout our whole life, from day to day chores and activities of daily living, to walks on the beach, playing sport or spending quality time with our loved…