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my new job

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I started my new job Monday. I also worked Tuesday. Both days I started at 6:15 AM and finished work at 8:15 PM. Those are very long days and mostly on my feet. I am a dietary aid at a retirement home. One of the benifits of working here is free breakfast, lunch and dinner. I had a waffle for breakfast yesterday, sweet and sour meatballs for lunch and baked salmon for dinner. I had fresh fruit with nearly every meal. The food tastes good and I save money.
My feet hurt, my calves ache and my inner thighs hurt. My feet are feeling better, but my legs not so much. Any suggestions on what to do about aching calves and inner thighs?

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SUGAR0814 8/1/2013 7:00AM

    Sounds like you need some good shoes. Try something like Ben Gay & do stretches whenever you can. It will get better.

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CMCGRUN 7/31/2013 11:36PM

    Congratulations on your new job! I hope your legs and feet feel better soon. When mine hurt I use a heating pad. Take care.

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BLITZEN40 7/31/2013 10:35PM

    I can sympathize! Sorry I don't know how to fix it but I can say just rest as much as possible and stay off your feet when you get home from work. They do make an OTC medicine called Leg Cramps I believe... not sure if it would help for leg pain caused by fatigue, but it might be worth a try.

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CERTHIA 7/31/2013 6:27PM

    Congrats on your new job! I am no fitness guru, but I have dealt with similar pain (I used to waitress). Here is my advice for what it is worth. Good shoes are a must! Short term; rest with feet up, gentle massage and stretching if not too painful. Long term; strength and flexibility training. If the pain persists I would seek advice from a physical therapist.

PS: Watch out for severe shin pain and fever! My long hours in the end caused me serious inflammation that took a long time to heal. I had to resign at that point.

Be well!

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MADEIT3 7/31/2013 5:55PM

    You probably can get some advice from the fitness gurus here. For me, I'd try some strengthening exercises for my quads and also stretch to make sure my muscles aren't tightening up during the day. Being on your feet all day is hard work and eventually it will get easier. Good luck with the new job!

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