Too Much Standing is Hazardous to Feet: MD Podiatrist

“Standing requires a significant amount of isometric muscle force (where muscles are under constant stress but there is no motion of that body part), and fatigue may set in over a short period of time,” says Dan Michaels, DPM, podiatrist at the Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Institute, LLC. “As fatigue ensues, the body will accommodate to compensate to remain standing, and muscle imbalances and pain may develop throughout the body.”
Besides your core, your feet and ankles especially take the brunt of providing a sound foundation for support. “Having the ability to walk intermittently opposed to standing will distribute the body weight and thus reduce the static pressure on the feet and body and make it more dynamic,” says Dr. Michaels. “As most people do not have perfect feet, proper footwear and possibly insoles or orthotics may mitigate many standing problems and conditions.”