Just started my first kitchen job full time, and I'm a commis chef, but when they need me to, I also KP. (depends whether we have a KP in that day or not).
The problem is my feet have been in excruciating agony after a 13hr shift and I don't know what I can do about it. I have specialist chef crocs that are pretty well cushioned, as well as some fabric insoles, but it's not enough. I start out fine at 9am, by but 6 or 7pm they're in such pain I go to the bathroom just so I can take my shoes off.
Do you think gel insoles would help? Maybe double stacked? Or is this just something I'll have to get used to? Because I don't think I can continue this job if this is what the pain will be like, though I need the money.
If it's something I'll have to get used to, I've just finished my first week and it's still no better. How long do you think it'll take? I was in such agony last night I couldn't sleep because my feet were pulsating with pain and no position was comfortable for them. This morning, the feet aren't so bad but I have a pain running up my left calf into my knee.
Should I just continue to take painkillers until my feet eventually get used to it? Someone said anti-inflammatories would be best? I haven't been taking them, only paracetamol. My girlfriend said my feet were really swollen last night when I took off my shoes.
please help me!!