How to Save Your Feet & Back From These 3 Kinds of Daily Activities

Do you live with body aches and pains? So many of us do. And when it comes to lower body pain, some of it can be linked back to the work and hobbies that we do every day. Rather than staying home for the rest your life, here's help understanding how certain daily activities may be affecting your feet and the simple ways you can help relieve your pain.

Activities: Running, Hiking, Factory Work, Healthcare Work, Teaching
Associated Pain: Plantar Fasciitis

Doing exercises and activities that keep you on your feet or cause repeated impact to your feet can lead to lower body pain issues including plantar fasciitis, one of the most common causes of heel pain. Impact exercises include running, hiking or dancing, in which your foot is continuously striking the ground, jobs like factory work or teaching, that keep you standing or walking for long periods, can also lead to this condition.


Plantar fasciitis occurs when your plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue on the bottom of your foot that connects to your heel, becomes irritated and inflamed It commonly causes a stabbing pain in your heel, which you may feel during your first steps in the morning. You may feel it again if you've been standing or walking for a long period of time.

You can help relieve this pain at home by applying ice, doing foot and calf stretches, and wearing supportive shoes. Custom orthotic shoe inserts can also help support your arch and distribute the pressure on your feet more evenly to give you the relief you need.

Dr. Scholl's Custom Fit Orthotics are an over-the-counter supportive solution that are matched for your unique foot geometry with three customized layers:

  • Cushion Layer with soft top cloth helps reduce foot pressure with each step, as well as the shock to your heel from hitting the ground.
  • 3D Arch Support that fits the shape of your arch and foot length to help prevent stretching of the plantar fascia and help you move pain-free throughout your day when used regularly.
  • Contoured Heel Support helps protect the inflamed area from further irritation and helps provide pain relief all day.

Get your own pair of inserts at a Dr. Scholl's Custom Fit Kiosk inside Walmart and CVS. Over 2,000 pressure sensors create a unique FootMap of your feet and in just 90 seconds shows you the orthotic that's right for you (based on your arch type, foot length and pressure points).

Activities: Yard Work, Construction, Package Delivery
Associated Pain: Lower Back

Jobs or activities that have you lifting heavy objects or keeping poor posture (like construction, landscaping and package delivery) can lead to lower back pain. Sports or exercise injuries can also cause this discomfort.

Lower back pain can show up in many different ways. But one thing is certain: it can make it difficult for you to stand, walk or move around.

Most lower back pain experienced daily is driven by issues that occur during daily activities. These reoccurring issues make it even more important to find a simple and effective solution to pain relief. You can help relieve this pain by applying heat, visiting a chiropractor or using orthotic shoe inserts.

Dr. Scholl's Custom Fit Orthotic Inserts provide shock absorption and needed arch support for stability:

  • A shock guard helps reduce the impact on your foot and keeps it from going up your leg, as this shock can aggravate joints.
  • Customized arch support helps reduce those extra motions in your feet that put strain on the lower back muscles and lead to lower back pain.

Get your own pair of inserts at a Dr. Scholl's Custom Fit Kiosk inside Walmart and CVS. Over 2,000 pressure sensors create a unique FootMap of your feet and in just 90 seconds shows you the orthotic that's right for you (based on your arch type, foot length and pressure points).

Activities: House Cleaning, Chasing After Kids, Starting a New Workout Routine
Associated Pain: Sore, Tired Feet

We all get tired feet, but sore feet can really set in for people who are on their feet a lot. That can include activities like frequent housework or running after small kids all day! Suddenly doing more physical activity can also leave feet sore and achy.

This kind of foot soreness can be due to overworked foot muscles or aggravated ligaments of the foot bones. This can keep you from moving properly, which in turn can lead to more serious foot issues.

You can help relieve this discomfort by wearing supportive shoes and using orthotic shoe inserts, which can provide needed support and help distribute the pressure on your feet more evenly.

Dr. Scholl's Custom Fit Orthotics are an over-the-counter option that are uniquely designed to help improve your foot pressure distribution and provide comfort with incredible cushioning and three customized layers::

  • Cushion Layer helps reduce foot pressure with each step, as well as the shock to your heel from hitting the ground.
  • 3D Arch Support fits the shape of your arch and foot length to help you move pain-free throughout your day with regular use.
  • Soft Top Cloth helps keep you comfortable all day.

Get your own pair of inserts at a Dr. Scholl's Custom Fit Kiosk inside Walmart and CVS. Over 2,000 pressure sensors create a unique FootMap of your feet and in just 90 seconds shows you the orthotic that's right for you (based on your arch type, foot length and pressure points).