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post #31 of 49

I worked in a Florist shop many years ago, I also danced regularly at a dance studio, my feet used to hurt so bad that sometimes I could barely walk. I had to sit down once at the dance studio as my feet started to hurt so bad. The instructor recommended I get acupuncture and she gave me the name of a chiropractor who also did acupuncture, he took care of sports people and a lot of the dancers. I started to see him and after treatment I could literally dance out of his office. In the beginning I would see him about once a week, then only when I needed to (would go several months between treatments) I actually started seeing him for my migraines as well. 

post #32 of 49

+1 on everything @foodpump said. After 5 years in the kitchen, I ended up with painful plantar fasciitis, too. In case it turns out that's what you (or other readers) have, some other things that I have found that have helped:

 

1. 30 min of stretching and ab strengthening every morning - it was trial and error to see what helped, what didn't.

2. Combined w/ the custom orthotics - made from plaster cast - physical therapy, but with a PT who focuses on elite athletes. I'm not an athlete, but her expertise has helped me greatly. I started with a "normal" PT - no progress. The athlete-focused PT practice incorporates dry needling, which has made a big difference for me.

3. Strength training 2x a week, spin classes 2x a week - hard to find time for with a kitchen schedule, but has helped enough to be worth it.

4. And, when the pain got beyond what I could handle, steroid shots in my heels. I was reluctant to go there, but it was a godsend when I did.

 

Don't try to power through the pain - as others on the forum said, it's good that you're seeing a doc. You may need to try different things for a few weeks at a time to see what helps and what doesn't.

 

Good luck!

post #33 of 49
Suck it up. Welcome to being a chef! After about 10,000 of your 13 hour days give me a call!
post #34 of 49
I used crocs as well but I was advised they don't give the support that is needed, , I bought a good pair of comfortable shoes and added gel inserts to raise my heels , go see a doctor as the previous email said it can lead to serious problems later in your career, good luck
post #35 of 49
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Suck it up. Welcome to being a chef! After about 10,000 of your 13 hour days give me a call!

 

 

Sure, you're right. But one can suck it up with quality footwear to mitigate the agony. My Mozo Forza shoes are the most comfortable foot wear I've ever had in my life. I've been rotating two pair for 2 years now and I find myself wearing them outside of work whenever I have lots of walking to do. They're that good.

post #36 of 49

I think these are what I got. They started taking the pain away immediately. It was all gone by 6-weeks. If I wear my shoes without them it instantly feels crummy. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #37 of 49
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Originally Posted by CapeCodChef View Post


Sure, you're right. But one can suck it up with quality footwear to mitigate the agony. My Mozo Forza shoes are the most comfortable foot wear I've ever had in my life. I've been rotating two pair for 2 years now and I find myself wearing them outside of work whenever I have lots of walking to do. They're that good.
post #38 of 49
Sorry, I,m computer retarded. I just cook food. Cheers to any products that make your feet feel better.
post #39 of 49
I'm no physician, but my father was. You could have a severe degenerative condition. Early onset osteo degenerative disorder or an inflamatory disorder localized to lower extremities of some kind. Arthritis isn't always a condition of the very old.

Yours sounds obviously nothing like a mere case of musculo-skeletal discomfort after exertion. You should see an Internist, get some tests done, get a referral to a podiatrist and a rheumatologist for further screening. If poor insurance or lack thereof prohibits such medical care, dump the foot gear and get a good pair of lace up, athletic non slips and some gel insoles.

Used to be a retail stocker, and had killer foot pain issues. Dropping the combat boots and getting a pair of running shoes with gel insoled helped a lot. Invest in ibuprofen as well.
post #40 of 49
Parallax,

I don't think an internet chat forum is the place to make a definitive diagnosis. Someone (preferably a medical doctor or
Podiatrist) should be actually looking at the feet, the gait, and ask a few questions before diagnosing.

Don't you think?
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post #41 of 49
Woah, woah! I didn't come back here groveling for forgiveness for my past, unwarranted arrogance and shit attitude just to play House M.D. on a culinary forum for ego's sake.

My post was loaded with speculation based on what I picked up growing up in a medical family (a brilliant internist and three RNs) and suggestion to seek out qualified medical care; foot related (podiatrist) and rheumatology (inflamation/auto immune specialist), and a general practitioner to refer the patient to proper specialists.

Nothing definitive coming from me! I didn't even mock homeopathic alternative practices like chiropractic 'medicine' or acupunture, as someone from a western allopathic tradition might!

Never did I say "It's Freiburg's Disease (which is a remote possibility!), and I perscribe corticosteroids, etc!"

I'm just a rookie line cook, and I'm not that kid who says, "well my dad is a X, so I know better."

Just backing the "make an appointment with your physician" suggestion and the comfortable shoes and gel insoles suggestion based on my own, anecdotal evidence from my retail years. smile.gif
post #42 of 49
My dad was a gynecologist, can I play?
post #43 of 49
To this I say, "Howdy, gyneroos! Dilated to meet ya!
post #44 of 49

I thought I already suggested Dr.Scholl.  He is a well known guy with years of experience.

post #45 of 49
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My dad was a gynecologist, can I play?

I prefer to use A. Bunker's title: "Groin a cologist".......
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post #46 of 49
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Originally Posted by Parallax View Post

I'm no physician, but my father was. You could have a severe degenerative condition. Early onset osteo degenerative disorder or an inflamatory disorder localized to lower extremities of some kind. Arthritis isn't always a condition of the very old.

Yours sounds obviously nothing like a mere case of musculo-skeletal discomfort after exertion. You should see an Internist, get some tests done, get a referral to a podiatrist and a rheumatologist for further screening. If poor insurance or lack thereof prohibits such medical care, dump the foot gear and get a good pair of lace up, athletic non slips and some gel insoles.

Used to be a retail stocker, and had killer foot pain issues. Dropping the combat boots and getting a pair of running shoes with gel insoled helped a lot. Invest in ibuprofen as well.

 

 

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My dad was a gynecologist, can I play?

 

Sure you can!

I was a labor and delivery nurse for most of my working life.... maybe we can team up......:lol:

 

mimi

post #47 of 49
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I thought I already suggested Dr.Scholl.  He is a well known guy with years of experience.
You did, but in doing so, you provided a definitive diagnosis and perscription. Shame on you.
post #48 of 49

Indirectly "SUGGESTED" ... Key word.  By explaining my own personal experience. I stated what worked for me. Go check ... I've not said to go buy them and/or use them. 

post #49 of 49
Buy a pair of birkenstocks, they changed my life, no joke.
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