pain in the *** - page 2

by sunshineonleith 1,240 Views | 13 Comments

pain in the LEG :) i'm a 3rd quarter nursing student - we have clinicals every other week for two days (4.5hrs each day). when i come home at night my legs ache so badly i cry. i've worked as a barista and in ltc, so i'm used... Read More


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    I love Crocs!!! I work 16 hr. shifts. Crocs are the only shoes that I've found that I don't go home with back pain, foot pain &/or leg pain. They can also be thrown in the washer with a detergent with bleach for cleaning. When I first saw crocs I thought I would never wear them (thought they were ugly), but tried them on & threw away my Danskos on the way out of the mall!!
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    Quote from sunshineonleith
    pain in the LEG

    i'm a 3rd quarter nursing student - we have clinicals every other week for two days (4.5hrs each day). when i come home at night my legs ache so badly i cry. i've worked as a barista and in ltc, so i'm used to standing long hours. i work out 3-4 times a week lifting and doing cardio. what's the deal? i think my shoes are the most likely culprit, so i just bought insoles and that helped, but my legs still ache. i also wear support nylons....oh, and I'm 22. this problem is only likely to get worse.

    any ideas? what do you do to prevent aches and pains? thanks
    Ryka sneakers (walking) are GREAT! They can be found in many athletic stores & can also be purchased through www.QVC.com. They're a little expensive but definitely worth it. They have a nitrogen gel support that works wonders. BTW, they're sneakers "made by women for women". I work 12 hour shifts in a busy trauma unit. Rykas are the only sneakers I can wear without tears at the end of the day.
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    Quote from sabRN2b05
    $29.99 everywhere I've looked!
    True, the original Crocs are only $29.99, but it's a lot safer to order thir "professional" model for $39.99 instead. They don't usually sell them in the stores, so you'll have to order them online. They have vents on the side for air circulation, but the top doesn't have all those little holes. They're a little more professional looking (hence the name?) and if you spill something on your feet, there are no holes on top. Plus, the vent holes on the side have ridges to divert the liquid away so it doesn't get into those holes either.

    http://shop.crocs.com/pc-23-4-profes...ction=products

    As for those of you with lower back pain, I'd suggest strengthening your abdominal muscles. If you have a larger chest, order one of those support bras from JC Penny or a similar store - they have a lot of back support that balances you out. I actually had a breast reduction during nursing school and now I rarely have any back pain at all.
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    thanks for all the advice guys! i have no insurance, so its not likely that i will see a doctor about ths problem. i looked at the crocs, though, and will likely purchase some before clinicals begin next fall (last clinical of my first year is OVER today!!!). i appreciate all the help!


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