FACEBOOK LIVE- WHY NURSES GET HEEL PAIN SO OFTEN
Facebook Live 6 February 2020
Nurses make up a large percentile of the patients we see for Heel Pain and most people can't seem to figure out why. If you break it down the major factor into account is long standing shifts with excessive walking to and from wards and, carrying/moving heavier equipment or patients. Each time we're taking a step when walking, the heel is impacting at 3x the body weight and with the average person taking about 5,000 steps per day (nurses well exceed this), that's quite a lot of repetitive stress to the heel! Other factors into account include unsupportive or soft footwear, the harder surfaces of the hospital floor and the stress/fatigue that comes with the job. If you a nurse or is one that suffers from heel pain, pop in for a gap free heel pain consultation!