I love having an active job. I love knowing that even if I don’t get in a workout I at least spent the day walking around with patients/students. I love that it’s totally acceptable to wear gym shoes at my medical facility. I don’t love how much my feet hurt at the end of the day, unless the BF is around to give me a foot rub 😉
Plantar fasciitis runs in my family. My mom, her mom, and several of her sisters have it so I know it’s probably only a matter of time before my feet join the club. Considering how sore my feet get after a day of walking around or a short run around the neighborhood they’re probably on their way.
That being said I try to be proactive by caring for my feet on a daily basis. The most important part of the care comes in the form of a hard rubber ball I bought at the Dollar Store. That’s right a $1 ball makes a world of difference in my ability to spend a day on my feet without pain. It’s a hard rubber bouncy ball, a little smaller than a tennis ball, and it’s my favorite part of my daily routine. Like foam rolling in miniature form I use this ball to work over my sore muscles a few minutes each day.
I use it to roll out the arch in each foot while standing for a few minutes each morning. I also use it while sitting to roll along the tops and bottoms of my feet along with my ankles at the end of the day.
While my foot problems have never been serious enough to speak with a healthcare professional they can be a bit of a pain, especially at the end of a 12+ hour day. For any of you who also have problems with sore feet I urge you to go get a bouncy ball of your own, it will be the best $1 you ever spend 😉
Do you have sore feet at the end of the day? What’s your favorite trick to ease the pain?