Lots of pain

I’m 19 years old and I work at Lowe’s Home Improvement Store. Typically 8 hour shifts on those concrete floors has my feet, knees, hips and lower back in a lot pain. By the time I get home I am hobbling around because my feet hurt that bad. I’ve always had back pain, diagnosed with minor scoliosis as a child, but it seems that working on these concrete floors is just making it worse. I’ve tried getting insoles and they worked for about a month or so then back to pain, so then I got new shoes Dr. Scholl’s in fact and they worked for a little bit longer, I’d say a good three months but then back to pain. Is there anything I can do that will alleviate the pain in any way? Maybe a particular shoe type that I should be buying or something? Thank you for your time 🙂

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    Concrete floors can be very unforgiving (as you have experienced) which means that your body has to work twice as hard to absorb the impact and keep you standing for 8 hours. What you will need to do is ensure you are recovering your body every night after standing all day.

    This includes stretching your feet, calves and hips. In addition I recommend standing on golf balls or Yamuna Foot Wakers at the end of your day, everyday (www.yamunabodyrolling.com).

    Shoes will help in dispersing the pressure when standing so you may want to try wearing different shoes everyday to allow the pressure to vary every day. Another type of shoe that is great for shifting pressure are the rocker soled shoes such as Sketchers or MBTs.

    Good luck!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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    By law, we cannot give specific medical advice over the Internet.

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