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Knee Pain
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Cass - February 4

Can anyone suggest a good supportive cushioned shoe for doing a lot of standing or walking. I am starting a job as a florist and I will be standing the majority of the day. I already have bad knee, hip and thigh aches that the chiropractor said was from fibromyalgia. I want this job and I don't want to feel so shitty after work that I can't have a life outside of it. I was hoping someone here could suggest a good shoe.
Thanks

 

penny - January 29

hey there. i know the horror of knee pain . i get it horrible. i stand for 8 hours a day. 5 days a week. and when i first started no matter what shoe i wore it did not help. i get home i have trouble walking. i just want to cry. even now 5 years of working. in time i just became easier to deal with yeah there are bad days and there are good. i wish i could tell you about a shoe but i cant. but good luck on finiding one. i d mind excises when i come home form work soemtimes when tis real bad. my ocupational therpist taught me them. it doesnt alwasy help and you can be so angry and frustrated that it doesnt work but only time will tell. good luck again

 

charlie - February 2

I can not tell you what brand of shoe to wear, but I can tell you as a florist of more than 30 years to find a good pair, don't skimp on the money. Your feet are important. I have been having a lot of pain in my heels, like a nail being driven in and have been thinking of getting insoles for my shoes. I have never worn flat shoes, always something with a bit of a lift, like clogs, but as of late I am having a lot more problems with my feet. I used to also have trouble with my hips and knees, but I have lost about 30 lbs. and have been concentrating on more stretching exercises, pushing against my limits and that helps somewhat. My feet give my the most problem after I stop for a break and get up again. I can barely stand on them. So I have a tendancy not to sit until the end of the day. I have also been doing some ballet bends. No results there yet. I don't know how old you are but I am in my late 50's and the florist industry is very taxing on the body. People don't realize how hard a job it is, with all the lifting and repetative motions you do all day. I wish you success if that is what you want. But if you are just starting out be prepared and forewarned. Take care and God bless. Let me know if you find the answer to the shoe issue.

 

Cass - February 4

Charlie, I hear your warning and I have already been afraid of how much I can take. I started in school for Horticulture but a lot of that is labor intensive. I love to plant and grow and tend but It is also very taxing on the body. So I started with floral design and I love it but know that it is also a lot of standing and like you said repetitive motion really gets me.
I am almost 26 and have had these fibro aches for about 2 and a half years now. Its depressing that when you are looking forward at your life and thing things you want to do you have to be limited to things that don't make you hurt.. which is nothing.. I have to work in a floral shop for 225 hours to get my credit for a class and I haven't told the lady that I have any problems. I also find that I can get through the day fine its just when I get home and try to sit and rest that I start to ache. So I will get through my hours and if in the end I am delegated to desk work then I will do that too. Sucks when you can't sit very long or stand very long or do anthing for very long before you start to hurt. I am going to try to do what I want to do anyway and have fun doing it. I have only had 1 arranging class though so I am nervous to start working in a shop since I don't know all the routines and don't have the experience the the others do. I bought gel inserts for my shoes so hopefully those will help. Thanks again for the insight.

 

Dione from San Diego - July 29

I was diagnosied with Fybromyalgia just recently at age 34. Chronic pain in neck, jaws, shoulders, and knee. Ouch my knee is the killer. I was layed up on the floor due to severe knee pain, and couldn't move. I find the crocs shoes work the best. Crocs are like tires for your feet. They cushion the blow from all the pavement we walk on everyday. or try Memory Foam feet insloles.
http://www.reliefmart.
com/orthotic-insoles.html
Relief
Mart 800-667-1969

 

Dione from San Diego - July 29

I was diagnosied with Fybromyalgia just recently at age 34. Insomnia, depression, chronic pain in neck, jaws, shoulders, and knee. Ouch my knee is the killer. I was layed up on the floor due to severe knee pain, and couldn't move. I find the crocs shoes work the best. Crocs are like tires for your feet. They cushion the blow from all the pavement we walk on everyday; or try Memory Foam feet insloles. Website as follows:
http://www.reliefmart.
com/orthotic-insoles.html
Relie
f
Mart 800-667-1969

 

Gabbie - October 8

I have some days when the pain in my knees is really awful. My rheumatologist prescribed a cream called Lidocaine which I apply to the inside of each knee, by the trigger points. It's amazing how much relief I get from it. I work part time in retail so I'm on my feet a lot and this creme is a lifesaver. Ask you doctor about it.

 

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