Strains on the body when standing at work
Standing for long periods of time can also have a major detrimental impact on the body. The muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons and veins are subject to continuous stress and strain. The blood is unable to circulate properly and therefore cannot supply the body with nutrients. This can result in painful cramps, strains and induration of the muscles. Prolonged standing can also lead to foot and leg pain. Heal pain and spurs and the sensation of having heavy legs are all common. In the longer term, varicose veins and even thromboses are possible.