Footrests help to relieve weight from your lower back and assist in improving your working posture. Footrests can also relieve pressure from the thighs, allowing for better circulation helping to prevent oedema and small deep vein thrombosis. There are two critical things to look for in a good footrest, these are:
Durability – Because pressure is applied on a footrest all day everyday, it has to stand up to being banged around and pushed on. For this reason, the materials used to make the footrest should be sturdy and the less plastic involved the better.
Adjustability – Because people come in all shapes and sizes, it is important that a footrest is highly adjustable to suit a users personal preferences. Ideally the height and slope of the footrest can be adjusted at both the front and rear of the footrest.