I'm a newly qualified nurse and began my job this week . I worked 12 hours on Monday and Tuesday and I was off yesterday and off today. I am back tomorrow and Saturday. But my god, are my legs and feet killing me today. I spent yesterday recuperating with my legs up watching tv all day but today im worse and i have to go back tomorrow
I'm on my feet for 12 hours literally, and even writing my evening notes I have to stand at a table. Will i get used to it? I'm not overweight and I wear sketchers shoes.
Thanks for all advice
I'd recommend using knee-high, good-quality compression socks with at least 15-20 mmHg of compression; I use these cotton, cushioned ones by Sigvaris Sigvaris 142C Delilah Women Cushioned Cotton Socks - Discount Surgical
Even though they only go up to your knees, on days that I don't wear them I have soreness that goes up my calves and all of the way into my thighs. These make a huge difference.
You might also benefit from specialized insoles, as opposed to the ones that come with your shoes. For me, the insoles don't make as much of a difference as the compression socks, but they still help. I've had a good experience with these ones by Superfeet, which aren't too expensive: Amazon.com: Superfeet Women's Blueberry Comfort Insole Shoe Insoles: Shoes
Another thing that has really helped me is to do some quick, yoga-esque stretches before and especially after work. When I'm at work, I also try to sit down for as many tasks as possible (especially when it comes to charting).
Last edit by sirI on Apr 19