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American Podiatric Medical Association Grants Seal of Acceptance for Work Footwear
Date:10/8/2009

Friendly Footwear a Must for Those Who Work Standing Up

Bethesda, MD (Vocus) October 8, 2009 -- The average American's foot pain often gets in the way of daily activities. Perhaps no group suffers from chronic foot pain more than those who are constantly on their feet. According to the American Podiatric Medical Association's (APMA) 2009 foot ailments survey, 44 percent of respondents spend between at least four hours standing every day. Additionally, nearly 78 percent of Americans have experienced foot problems as a result of wearing uncomfortable or ill-fitting shoes.

"The excess strain put on the legs and feet of those standing for long periods of time can take a massive toll on the body--especially for those working in the health care community," said APMA President Ronald Jensen, DPM. "Without the proper footwear that provides necessary support to the ligaments and joints of the feet, these individuals are subject to a host of ailments that can lead to chronic problems such as Metatarsalgia--a pain and inflammation in the ball of the foot."

Excessive standing and walking on hard surfaces like concrete can also increase the incidence of foot problems. However, many footwear companies create products that are specifically made for those who "work standing up." The following footwear products, designed specifically for those who make a living on their feet, have been granted APMA's Seal o
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