This footrest can help alleviate back pain when working from home— and it's on sale for $40

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A footrest can help alleviate back pain and improve posture while you sit (Image via Getty Images)
A footrest can help alleviate back pain while sitting. (Image via Getty Images)

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If you're someone with a desk job that requires you to sit for eight or more hours a day, you might want to invest in a footrest. 

An ergonomic footrest is an easy way to overhaul your workspace so that you can be more comfortable throughout the day. Keeping your feet at a 90 degree angle helps to not only improve posture but can reduce back strain and alleviate pressure on the sciatic nerve. Aside from improving circulation, using a footrest can encourage active sitting, which means muscles in the calf, feet or back remain engaged even when seated. 

One popular foot rest that's currently available through Amazon is the Huanuo Adjustable Footrest, on sale right now for $40. 

Huanuo Adjustable Footrest

Textured adjustable foot rest to improve posture and alleviate back pain from Amazon
Huanuo Adjustable Footrest - Amazon

$40 $50 at Amazon

The details 

Huanuo’s adjustable footrest allows for three different positions. Whether you use while you work from your desk, while you watch TV or while you’re traveling, Huanuo’s textured footrest rocks back and forth to encourage active sitting and can tilt up to 30 degrees to keep your legs comfortable and elevated.

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What people are saying

Huanuo's footrest has earned a 3.9-star rating based on more than 4,800 Amazon reviews. Shoppers have called the textured footrest a "comfortable" and "sturdy" addition to an ergonomic home office set up. 

"This footrest is perfect," one shopper said. 

"You're going to feel the difference," another shopper said, adding that the footrest would be a great purchase for students who spend hours studying at a desk. 

Other shoppers have said they felt back relief after hours of sitting and found the foot rest helped to correct their posture while they worked from home. 

Woman using an adjustable foot rest to help improve posture while she works from home.
Huanuo's Adjustable Footrest- Amazon.

"Definitely improves circulation," an Amazon shopper wrote, noting that it helped "reduce swelling" in their feet. 

Although there are plenty of customer reviews, some Amazon shoppers said they wished the footrest was "heavier" or "bulkier." Others said their footrest made some squeaking noises and would slide on hard flooring. One shopper recommended putting a little rug under the foot rest to keep it in place while you work. 


Whether you're back at the office or still working from home, a footrest can help prevent back pain and improve your posture, which means less aches and pains at the end of a long day of work. 

At $40, Huanuo's footrest is an affordable ergonomic addition to your workspace, but might not be ideal if you have hard flooring.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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