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Take Care of Your Feet

Healthcare and many other professions, such as teaching, food service, retail, construction, cosmetology and factory work often require workers to stand on their feet for numerous hours at a time. What can you do to protect your feet and pamper sore calf muscles after a long day of standing and walking?

PCRMC Podiatrist Christopher Johnson, DPM, recommends the following tips to alleviate minor aches and pains and make sure your feet are getting the attention they deserve:

  • Your feet and muscles become fatigued when you stand all day, and this can cause them to hurt. Make sure you invest in a good, supportive shoe that provides comfort, stability, cushioning, shock absorption and arch support. There are many high-quality athletic shoes on the market, like Asics and New Balance, which are designed to help protect feet and ankles.
  • Stay well hydrated by drinking water throughout the day and take a few minutes to stretch your muscles when you can.
  • Powerstep orthotic shoe insoles are the best over-the-counter orthotic available. Powerstep orthotics provide an extra layer of cushioning, arch and heel support to help alleviate pain caused by many common foot conditions. PCRMC employees can invest in a pair of Powerstep orthotics at the PCRMC Employee Pharmacy. You can also purchase them at Key Sport Shop in Rolla or online at
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Establish a Lifetime of Care

You are healthy, happy and all is well. So why do you need a primary care provider (PCP)? Only people who are sick need to establish care with a doctor…right? Not so fast! Everyone should have a PCP, and the best reason to begin care with a PCP is to make sure you stay well and healthy now and in the future.

What is a Primary Care Provider?
A PCP is a healthcare practitioner who is invested in providing patients with a lifetime of care. PCPs work with patients of all ages to provide preventive care; treat common illnesses or conditions; create options for maintaining a healthy lifestyle; and make referrals to medical specialists, if needed.

A PCP is someone who gets to know you: your wellness goals, your habits and your motivators. Essentially, a PCP is a friend–someone you build a relationship with, someone who is there to make sure you are taken care of, and someone who looks out for your overall health and wellbeing.

Partners in Good Health
A PCP works with you to ensure you are getting the best care possible. As your partner in health, your PCP works as your advocate to help you create and maintain healthy habits and reach your wellness goals. A PCP helps you to be proactive and preventive by making sure you are up-to-date on recommended exams and immunizations. And, if you are sick, a PCP is your first line of defense to getting well again.

Since your PCP knows you and your health history, he or she will know when something is out of the ordinary, or when you just do not seem like yourself. From there, your PCP will work with you to make recommendations for lifestyle changes or to prevent future illnesses.

PCRMC has the Right Provider for You!
Give yourself the gift of good health and establish care with a PCP! With over 80 providers and 20 specialties, Phelps County Regional Medical Center has the right provider for you. Please call the PCRMC Contact Center today and set up an appointment at 573-364-9000.