Action Star Sustains Injured Foot

Action star Harrison Ford is known for his dedication to the craft, and his work on Star Wars: Episode VII shows no exception. The celebrity was hit by a heavy door on the Millennium Falcon and landed on his foot. The result was a broken bone.

In order to allow Ford to heal properly, he received treatment for a broken bone. Production was delayed for two weeks, and Ford was seen in Santa Monica wearing a cast and using crutches to walk.

It appears as if recovery is going well, and Disney anticipates the film to be released next December.

Even Harrison Ford, an actor known for being a pretty tough guy, runs into trouble while working on his feet sometimes. If you think your job is causing you to develop a foot problem, call podiatrist Dr. Charles Chapel of Chapel Podiatry. Dr. Chapelcan perform a complete assessment of your lower limbs and teach you ways to avoid discomfort while you work.

Working On Your Feet

Long periods of standing often times lead to pain and discomfort around the feet. Every day the body undergoes a series of stresses, especially during work. To minimize these stresses on your feet, better shoe choices and proper posture will significantly help.

Better Choices

A Negative Heel

· This is where the heel is slightly lower than the ball of the foot.

Going Barefoot

· Having your feet crammed into shoes for long periods of time increases pressure. Giving your feet some exposure to air and walking barefoot helps tremendously.

Exercise Your Feet

· A foot workout helps correct movements and stimulates the blood flow and muscles of the feet. Implementing yoga exercises to your daily routine is a good example of this.

Foot Care

Spending a majority of the time on your feet will most likely trigger pain; even more so if you suffer from poor circulation. Proper footwear and appropriate stretching will alleviate pain and prevent further issues. When your feet hurt, it is best to take care of them right away.

If you have any questions, please contact our office, located in Spring Hill, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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