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
No matter what shoe you finally choose, the first time you go to buy them, go to a retail store where you can try them on, and return them if they do not help the leg pain with in a few days.
Sears, Wal-mart, some uniform clothing stores will allow returns/exchanges with a reciept and the shoes being gently used. (clean, no poop or puke on them)
The brace thing is a matter of preference most of the time. I wore one when I sprained my LS last summer. The facilty where I work requires the aids to wear back braces and use them when they are moving/transferring patients.
edited for spelling.
Last edit by weirdRN on May 29, '06