Slips and trips, caused by wearing the wrong footwear, result in over 44 million injuries across the United States costing employers $967.9 billion!
Most industries focus on protection for the head, eyes and hands. But what about your back, legs, ankles and feet? Do we forget about them because we take them for granted? Most back pains, 80% in fact, are due to improper footwear.
What is even more surprising about these figures is that the most common complaints were soft-tissue injuries, such as:
- Ligament pain
- Muscle strains
- Tendon pain
- Chronic joint or muscle conditions
Wearing proper work boots goes a long way to reducing your risk of preventable strains and chronic joint pain.
So whether you work in a trade, health services, emergency response, or any other active profession, it pays to know how high-quality work boots support whole-body health.
How the best work boots reduce strain and injury risk
The most common preventable musculoskeletal injuries – those complaints that are aggravated by hard work and unrelated to underlying health problems – include:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Ankle pain
- Knee pain
- Hip inflexibility
- Lower back strain
These are the culprits Steel Blue work boots target with features designed to provide whole-body support and guaranteed comfort.
There are many ways comfortable, correctly fitted work boots reduce foot and lower limb discomfort, and reduce the risk of foot and lower limb issues.