Foot pain and benefits of using footrest
Posted in the Back Pain Forum
#1 Apr 5, 2013
One of the most overlooked aspects of good workstation ergonomics is the footrest.
Leg activity is crucial to maintaining good circulation and comfort. Prolonged sitting in the same static position can have a host of negative effects, but a quality footrest can help counteract them.
Footrests provide raised foot support, which increases circulation and relieves pressure on your lower back. Adjustable footrests, also known as rocking foot machines, encourages foot movement with a gentle back and forth motion. It’s almost like a rocking chair for your feet.
Our footrests also allow you to stimulate your feet’s pressure points while you work. This way you can relieve lower back pressure by elevating your feet and increase your blood flow and is designed to keep your feet supported and comfortable, ease leg problems and lessen lower back issues.
Ergonomic footrests can help prevent blood clots, varicose veins and pressure on the Achilles tendon caused by prolonged or inactive sitting and ease pressure on the back of the legs if the feet are not resting on the floor.
Can also serve as a gentle reminder to sit all the way back in your chair, allowing the chair back to take some of the stress and strain off of your back.
Ergonomic design positions you properly to help reduce back, neck and leg strain and prevent fatigue.
Independently adjustable height and angle help you maximize proper body alignment and comfort.
It allows the seated person to rest their feet upon it, supporting their legs at a mostly horizontal level, thus giving rise to use of the term footrest, for this item.
Adjustable Foot Rest
• Offers dual-position height adjustment
• Free-floating platform stretches legs for increased circulation
• Textured surface massages soles of feet
• Supports feet to prevent back and leg discomfort!
• Adjustable footrest tilts 30 degrees forward or back
• Locks in place or tilts freely for improved circulation
#5 Oct 17, 2014
There is nothing worse than really bad foot pain. It makes just about everything impossible, especially walking. I think that it is so important to seek help as soon as you see a problem. There are so many resources out there to help make your feet feel better and happier.
Mary Jane | http://familyfootanklephysicians.com/foot-car...
#8 Jan 12, 2015
You use your feet every day, and you need them to be healthy. One of the worst things is to have to deal with foot pain on a daily basis. There are tons of resources that you could use to assist your foot pain, to live a pain free life! http://www.northerncare.com/ourservices1
#9 Oct 5, 2015
Wow, I didn't know a footrest could have so many benefits. I've struggled with lower back pain due to sitting in my desk chair all day, and I've tried pillows and lumbar support frames, but nothing works. I didn't know leg position could have such an impact. I'll have to look into something like a foot rest. http://www.yourfootdocs.com/chicago-office.ht...
#10 Mar 12, 2016
I had never heard of a link between foot pain and lower back pain before. I suffer badly with my back and do spend a lot of time sitting at a desk so I'm wondering if investing in a decent footrest would be a good call! Will be looking into this for sure.
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