Police officers spend a lot of time on their feet, as you know. You're walking, running, jumping, standing, and driving every day – unlike office workers who sit down at desks for eight hours of the day.
You tend to rest after a long shift. The soreness, redness and stiffness quickly go. Then, you do it all again the next day. But this is where the problem lies.
You don’t realise the damage that’s being done
Feet problems, left untreated, can become progressively worse over time.
Podiatrists specialise in foot health, advise you on shoe choices, treat cracked heals and knee pain and help correct issues that could lead to poor posture down the track. Professional ‘feet doctors’ help prevent and diagnose conditions.
Here are a few reasons why you should put your two feet first:
- Reduce back or hip pain
- Avoid flat feet
- Prevent ingrown toenails
- Prevent long-term back pain
- Reduce circulation issues.
Put a stop to preventable foot issues by seeing a specialist. Think of your job exactly like a professional athlete. Your feet are just as important as your eyes – look after them.
At Police Heath, our goal is to keep you on your feet. We have a range of professional podiatrists who understand the impact our jobs have on you.
Before we go, we’ll leave you with a few tips to care for your feet:
- Check & wash your feet every day
- Keep the skin soft and smooth
- Trim your toenails regularly
- Wear shoes and socks at all times
- Protect your feet from hot and cold
- Keep the blood flowing to your feet.
Implement these health strategies into your foot health plan, alongside your podiatrist’s advice. With our Platinum Health, Platinum Plus and Surecover Extras plans, you have access to these professional services.
Get started today. One foot first…