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    25 Things To Help You Stay Comfy When You Stand All Day

    Out~standing~ products that will keep you pain-free for hours!

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    1. A cult-favorite pain-relief cream you can apply just about anywhere to relieve discomfort. There's a reason this cream has 19,000+ five-star ratings.

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    Promising review: "I have plantar fasciitis and stand on my feet all day for work and I cannot live without this in my life. It works great and is worth every penny." —jwais

    Get it from Amazon for $18.98.

    Check out our deep dive into Penetrex Pain Relief Therapy.

    2. A pair of moisture-wicking compression socks that apply pressure to your legs and feet to help with circulation issues and swelling — two common symptoms of standing for long periods of time.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I'm a nurse with varicose veins, (no pain or swelling from it) but I work 12+ hours a shift and my feet are killing by the time I go home. I have tried different compression socks and these are by far the best... At the end of each shift, I can honestly say I don't have the foot pain like before, and I do have more energy." —Jasmine Nicole

    Get them from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in sizes S–XL and 18 styles)

    Check out our full review of Physix Gear compression socks.

    3. Or compression ankle braces so you can still reap the benefits of compression socks while rocking something more inconspicuous.

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    Promising review: "I’m on my feet all day and can really tell a difference in pain level at end of day. These make long days on your feel a lot more bearable." —vicki04

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and seven colors).

    4. An anti-fatigue mat to keep your feet happy even when you're on your feet for hours. Hairdressers, chefs, and office workers swear by this standing mat for sweet relief from hard, unsupportive floors.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "My feet are thanking me! I bought this mat to use with my standing desk and the difference is like night and day. I have hardwood floors and my feet were really hurting after standing at my desk for a while. This mat allows me to stand for much longer without any discomfort." —Erika Peterson

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in seven sizes and 12 colors).

    5. A posture corrector you wear over or under your clothes which is said to relieve pressure on your joints and muscles so you can stand without pain. Your mom will finally stop yelling at you for always slouching.

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    Promising review: "I purchased this for my husband. He is an electrician and is on his feet all day with a tool bag around his waist. He has always complained of back pains. Within the first week of wearing this he noticed that his back was not hurting as much. He is standing straighter and there is less pressure on his back with the proper posture." —Tiffany Gschwind

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (originally $39.99).

    6. Dr. Scholl's massaging gel insoles with cushioning that absorbs shocks so your joints don't bear the brunt of it. Plus, the arch support is clutch for anyone with flat feet.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is what true comfort is. Walk all day, stand all day, laugh at the people with sore feet. All shoes should come with these from the factory." —Steve Schulz

    Get it from Amazon for $10.88+ (also available in a two-pack).

    7. High-waisted compression leggings that work similarly to compression socks, increasing circulation from your waist to your ankles. Plus, these leggings are moisture-wicking and oh so stretchy to prevent itching (!), irritation (!!), and chafing (!!!).

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I stand on my feet all day as a hairstylist and constantly had issues with swelling in my legs. This is about the sixth or seventh pair I have bought because they help so much with my swelling and vein issues." —Krystal Rez

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 10 colors).

    8. A foot roller that'll massage away the pain of a 12-hour shift — no partner needed!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Wonderful piece of equipment. It's perfect for people who work jobs that require them to stand on their feet all day. I would absolutely recommend. It's easily the most effective $20 you'll spend on foot pain." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95 (originally $29.95).

    9. A thick yoga mat so you can stretch sore muscles, increase blood flow and flexibility, and prevent future pain after a long day on your feet — ~om~ yeah!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Very nice yoga mat. It gives a bit more cushion than most without being too much, especially for people that are on their feet all day. Love the little carrying handle to take it to and from yoga class with ease." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in seven colors).

    10. Epsom salt to use on its own or mix with relaxing essential oils for the most luxurious bath to soothe your muscles.

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    Promising review: "We absolutely love this bulk bag of epsom salts. We are reordering now. It has taken care of our Charlie horse leg and thigh cramps from being on our feet all day. We sometimes add a few drops of an essential oil like lemon, orange, or lavender." —J. B.

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (originally $34.99, available in three sizes).

    11. A heated foot massager that's going to become a key step in your post-work routine. Be prepared for every family member to ask to "borrow" it.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This massager is a gift from God. Not too long ago I started a job that's a 12-hour shift standing on my feet. I'm flat-footed and on top of that walk heavy on the ball of my foot. Even before half of my work day is done, I'm in excruciating pain and am tempted to just cut off my feet. This massager is simple to use; two settings: massage and massage with heat. This hits all the necessary spots from your toes to the ball of your foot. It gets in deep. It is able to bring my feet back to life. After 30 to 45 minutes of using this, I'm able to walk around with no issues." —Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

    12. A foot elevation pillow to reduce swelling in your legs and encourage deeper, more restorative, pain-free sleep. You want to keep your feet six to 12 inches above your heart for the best results.

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    Promising review: "I am mostly up on my feet all day so my legs are tired. Now when I get home I lie down and my legs go right up on this pillow and I can do exercises like ankle rotations or leg extensions. Within a half hour my legs feel fine." —Nikki.

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (originally $59.99).

    13. A pair of cozy loafers with memory foam insoles you can wear to the office while still prioritizing your comfort. BRB gonna go buy them in every single color!

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    Promising review: "Very cute and comfy. I stand all day in a pharmacy so comfort and support is super important. A little wider but that's OK because my feet swell sometimes anyway." —MrsPharmD

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes 4.5–11 and 28 colors).

    14. A foot rest to give your tired legs a break during the day. Prop your left or right foot on it throughout the day and alternate whenever the other foot gets tired to feel fresh and pain-free throughout the day.

    Amazon

    Promising review: I have a stand up desk at work and found myself wanting to rest my feet sometimes. This is wonderful for that. It has been a great help to me! —Lauri

    Get it from Amazon for $16.10.

    15. Chunky heels with a supportive ankle strap for anyone who hates wearing heels but works in a fancy office or needs to look professional when interacting with customers. No need to bring a backup pair of shoes!

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These shoes are so dang comfortable! I am the worst at wearing heels but I can wear these suckers all day (and I don't sit much at my job)... The heel is thick and short so I don't feel wobbly, but not short like a kitten heel or that awkward height where other people are like "are those heels or flats!?" lol. Can be dressed up or down. The fabric is suede and the thick straps are really comfortable. I will honestly probably get them in every color because they're so practical for any outfit... Plus, they're only like $20. Love!" —Leah

    Get them from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes 4.5–11.5 and 13 colors).

    16. A lumbar support back brace to help alleviate the pressure on your spine from standing all day, thereby potentially preventing lower-back muscle spasms and tightness.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Needed a back belt with lumbar support pads to fit a 'larger' body that I have. It fits well and the pads feel wonderful. It helps remove the strain on lower back from standing and bending all day long." —pinehavn

    Get it from Amazon for $16.39+ (originally $29.99, available in two sizes).

    17. Comfy Dansko mules that thousands of nurses stand behind as the comfiest shoes ever for walking around in all day. They're pretty darn expensive, but they will last you ages and walking without pain is a basic human right.

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    Promising review: "I have never bought Dansko before but they were at the top of the recommended list for professionals on their feet all day. These brought me the relief I was seeking. These are so comfortable I ditched all my sneakers and I will wear no other shoes but these to work now." —Jackie S

    Get them from Amazon for $124.95+ (available in sizes 4.5–16 and 96 colors).

    18. A set of massage balls to help you get all the kinks out of your throbbing muscles.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I spend the majority of my day standing and walking around for work and often come home with the works: neck, upper back, foot and back pain. These massage balls are amazing! They have officially replaced my boyfriend in terms of reaching the most painful points of my body after a long work shift. I use them against a wall, which is somewhat harder to keep in place but works really well in measuring pressure. Wish I had gotten these sooner!" —Michelle

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors).

    19. A memory foam orthopedic knee pillow that's said to help reduce back strain, align your spine, promote better circulation, and alleviate pressure on your knees, especially for side sleepers.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about trying a memory foam pillow, but I heard that they can help with backaches. I own a small restaurant and am on my feet for 10 to 12 hours per day. I immediately noticed a difference after using this pillow two nights in a row." —jdefranc

    Get it from Amazon for $27.95.

    20. A BPA-free Thermos water bottle to encourage you to drink more H2O. Dehydration can lead to muscle cramps, which can get in the way of work, especially if your job requires a lot of movement or heavy lifting.

    Under Armour

    Fortunately, staying hydrated won't be a problem with this no-slip bottle that you can open one-handed because you're probably already juggling 50 million other things.

    Get it from Under Armour for $16.99+ (also available in white).

    21. An intimidating-looking acupressure mat that may actually ease pain and loosen tight muscles thanks to spikes that massage your pressure points.

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    Promising review: "Amazing item. I have chronic back pain. I feel so relaxed lying down on this. It feels soo good and relieves me of stress. I stand at work all day, six hours a shift, but sometimes 12 hours a day. This is very comforting." —Angel C. Garces

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in seven colors)

    Check out our in-depth explainer on how to use an acupressure mat and why we love them.

    22. A cube-shaped desk timer so you remember to sit every now and then. Instead of setting timers on your phone and getting distracted, simply flip the minute side up to start the countdown.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $17.22+ (available in eight colors).

    23. A soft yet supportive toe separator that's discreet enough to wear inside your regular shoes. Over time, it may help correct bunions and hammertoes, making it easier to stand all day without discomfort.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This product (along with a splint at night) have been helping correct my big toe move out, thus relieving the pain of the bunion. I wear it under my socks during work and have barely any pain while being on my feet all day!" —April

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (originally $10.99, available in two colors).

    24. A calf stretcher for anyone with painful conditions like plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and tendonitis — which can all get worse when you're running around all day without a chance to sit.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "As long as I use this my feet are OK. I’m on my feet all day. This in the morning and evening help. When I forget to stretch I’ll get sore feet and use it again. It’s immediate relief for me." —MsReal

    Get it on Amazon for $32.99.

    25. A foam roller can target tight, achy muscles. Use it before bed each night to help you wake up pain-free and ready for work.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "When I got this as a gift, I thought 'What's this foam thing gonna do for me?' But after I used it the first time, I used it every day for a month and my back felt so much better. I didn't feel sore when I got out of bed, it helped release tension from being on my feet all day (work as an RN). I also had a tight hip for a while and it hurt to go from sitting to standing." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.94+ (available in four sizes and seven colors).

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