My feet HURT.

  1. 0 I am in NS and work at a job where I am on my feet for at least 8 hours straight every day. I might get a 10 minute break a shift to sit down but that's another story. Lately my feet have been hurting REALLY bad across the ball of my foot (top and bottom) and I think it might be because my new tennis shoes that I wear for work (Avia I think) are too narrow. Does anyone wear wide width shoes and have suggestions for some shoes I could wear that would be at least a little bit comfortable? I can wear basically any type of shoes at work right now in almost any color. I have tried almost every brand of tennis shoes to no avail: New Balance, Reeboks, Adidas, Avia, Nike, Converse, Airwalks, all manners of generic Croc-style shoes, Baby Phat, Ecco Red... you name it, I have probably tried it. Haven't tried any nursing shoes yet so I hoped maybe someone had suggestions. Really appreciate any suggestions! Thanks in advance.
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  3. Visit  lainith profile page

    About lainith

    lainith has '6' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'HCA, Physch, WC, Management'. From 'Iowa'; 33 Years Old; Joined Jan '07; Posts: 260; Likes: 78.

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  4. Visit  TX_ICU_RN profile page
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    I have MAJOR problems with my right foot due to an injury. The only shoes I will wear to work are Dansko clogs.
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  5. Visit  dmg213 profile page
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    My feet have always hurt due to them being flat. The only nursing shoe that works for me are Klogs. The soles are so cushiony and even when I'm running around on the floor all night my feet may hurt only a little. I had no luck with sneakers AT ALL. Dansko's are too hard. I don't know how people can wear those but they say Dansko's are good for the back. I really don't have problems with my back only my feet. Each pair of Klogs I've ever purchased are the same, soft & cushiony. I even have a pair I wear around the house.
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  6. Visit  pagandeva2000 profile page
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    If possible, see a podiatrist. He will do xrays to diagnose your problem and from there, he should recommend the type of shoe that should work for you, and also may order orthotics.
  7. Visit  cdktRN profile page
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    I have flat feet also and for 2 years I wore crocs/clogs. They finally did my feet in and I now have plantar fasciitis severely in my right foot. At first I tried insoles and wrapping it but that would only last about 4-6 hours into a 12 hour shift. After trying many different tennis shoes & insoles I finally broke down and bought me a pair of z-coil shoes. There was instant relief and that same night I bought them I walked 2 miles just to test them out. There was no more pain when I walked. They are a bit pricey like around $200 but considering how much I've spent on everything, these are well worth the price. Good luck.
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  8. Visit  Elvish profile page
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    Nike Shox + orthotics (I too have PF) = happiness in my feet.
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  9. Visit  Diary/Dairy profile page
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    Orthotics are The Bomb!!!!!
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  10. Visit  pagandeva2000 profile page
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    Quote from cdktRN
    I have flat feet also and for 2 years I wore crocs/clogs. They finally did my feet in and I now have plantar fasciitis severely in my right foot. At first I tried insoles and wrapping it but that would only last about 4-6 hours into a 12 hour shift. After trying many different tennis shoes & insoles I finally broke down and bought me a pair of z-coil shoes. There was instant relief and that same night I bought them I walked 2 miles just to test them out. There was no more pain when I walked. They are a bit pricey like around $200 but considering how much I've spent on everything, these are well worth the price. Good luck.
    I am also considering purchasing those shoes; they are a bit strange looking, but anything to preserve the footsies!
  11. Visit  pagandeva2000 profile page
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    Quote from Elvish
    Nike Shox + orthotics (I too have PF) = happiness in my feet.
    Quote from diarygirl512
    Orthotics are The Bomb!!!!!

    Orthotics!!!

    Orthotics plus great sneaks (new balance for me)!!
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  12. Visit  RNsckofit profile page
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    i'm way past being a new nurse but....i really like sofft and nurse mates, great on hard linoleum, supportive..nm tessa shoes are almost cute!
  13. Visit  pagandeva2000 profile page
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    I am really finding more often that nurses are DESPERATE to find an answer to their bad feet. During the past few weeks, I have seen more types of orthotics than I ever dreamed possible, different medications and treatment plans offered by podiatrists, different shoe brands that I would never have paid attention to before. I am so grateful that I discovered the answer for myself and hope it remains. I purchased a pair of orthotics for $250, had the shots and am now wearing New Balance, and am 95% better. I still suffer a bit from stiffness when I first place my feet on the ground in the mornings, but a bit of walking helps it. Also, at the end of the day, when I actually remove my sneaks/orthotics, there is a bit of pain, but, after placing a cold water bottle on my feet, the pain numbs, and I am better (this is happening less and less). During the day, while I walk, I feel like I am on air, and it is nice!! I am forcing myself to walk more in the mornings, now. Thus far, I can walk about 20 blocks, and want to increase to my pre-plantar fasciitis days of walking two miles religiously either on the treadmill or outside while the weather is getting nicer. Oh...the value of painless feet!!
  14. Visit  Diary/Dairy profile page
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    My orthotic inserts cost me about $250 dollars.....but I have had the same set for about 7 years and they are going strong. Glad you found something that helps you.
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  15. Visit  cdktRN profile page
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    another good thing i found for PF is to wear a night splint...most of them are $50 but they are worth it. it keeps the fascia stretched at night so you don't have that pain in the morning. if the orthotics don't work, you might try the z-coil shoes they are wonderful...i've been down the road with orthotics and shoes and found these to be old feet to be pain free


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