My Fellow Nurses!
What am I doing wrong?! I have invested in a pair of good, study shoes (Dansko's) and I always have nice, thick socks on .. but by the end of a 12-hour shift on the floor, my legs ache so badly that I am limping through the door. The pain goes up my feet, into my inner legs, and throbs at my inner knee. It's the most awful sensation I've ever felt. Additionally, I'm beginning to get some unsightly veins in the back of my knees. I'm only 29!
So tell me: how do you keep your legs from feeling like they're falling off by the end of the 12-hour marathon shifts?!?