I have a history of chronic back problems and recently started a new job in a busy CCU that I suspect has concrete floors with too little padding. Since working there I have had an increase in low back, hip, and buttock pain. It also is taking me longer to recoup from working a 12 hour shift. I do three in a row, and now spend the rest of the week recovering, and going in again still sore.
I went out and got myself a pair of new New Balance shoes, thinking originally that my old shoes were the problem. I also wear the Birkenstock Blue Footbeds, since they spared me from plantar fasciitis before, at another facility. I have tried the Dansko
clogs, but found they didn't suit me as they just felt way too big.
I have searched the web for answers. Since placing "chef's mats" at work is not feasible, anyone have suggestions for shoes, inserts, etc?
I seriously need help here, or I may have to quit my new job because of this problem, which I really do not want to be forced to do.