Foot pain from driving is a very common condition as your feet are working quite hard. “Driver’s Foot” is the name given to the condition brought on by repetitive stress.
Many people get cramps in their feet, feel the pain in either the heel of their foot, the ball of the foot around the big toe joint or across the top of the foot. The pain can be worse when you get stuck in traffic or drive for long periods.
Here are a few ideas, treatments and techniques that might help reduce the pain and stop any aching you might get when driving for long distances.
- Always adjust the car seat and steering wheel to the most comfortable position possible. Driving with the seat too close to the pedals means your ankle joint gets compressed. Having the seat too low puts more pressure on the tendons at the back of your heel; take time to get in good position.
- Wear comfortable, practical shoes for driving. Make sure that you have comfortable wiggle room in these shoes and wide widths shoes play a major role in this maximum comfort.
- Check your angle – Your foot should be at a 45-60 degree angle to the pedals.
- Keep your heels on the floor – Use your foot as a lever to press the pedal, without moving your heel.
- Try to drive with flat shoes – shoes with heels will increase the angle at which your foot has to bend which will lead to tension and possibly pain.
- Never drive in bare feet – this will give you less control over the car and the pressing of the pedals.
- Don’t wear slip-on shoes (like sandals or flip-flops without heel straps) – if they come loose, it can become a distraction and possibly dangerous. You may also have less grip to use the pedals.
- Try not to sit too close – the closer you are to the wheel, the more bent your legs will be. This will also cause the angle at which your foot bends to be smaller.
You can buy specific “driving shoes” designed for long term driving or a good choice is to wear a pair of Moccasins, well-fitting loafers or a good pair of trainers/sneaker with plenty of cushioning and support. Leave a pair in your car so you don’t have any excuses.
- Comfy shoes not enough? Try orthotics. The right arch support and footbed is essential to healthy feet. Why not invest in a pair of slip in orthotics for constant comfort, on and off the road. Check out great heat molable customized inserts that come from from www.dtfootwear.com a great solution.
- Move, already. On a long haul, take breaks to walk, stretch and flex your feet and ankles. If possible, take your shoes off or do some fast foot exercises. At home after driving, try a nice massage to loosen up tight muscles and connective tissue.
- The old standby: R.I.C.E. – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevate
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