Swelling in feet limiting work

I work on concrete flooring 10 hrs a day and 4 nights ago my shoes starting hurting my feet so i took them off and walked barefoot on the floor…by the end of the night i was in terrible pain and had my legs going numb… my ankles were swollen and my blood veins were all popped up on top of my feet and lower leg..well now 3 days later that has not stopped…i cannot stand still for long or I lose feeling in my legs accompanied by pain and weakness in my legs…i can walk outside ok and in my home but on concrete not long at all…do you have any suggestions as to what damage is there and what u can do to help it heal because i am missing a lot of work due to this..thanks

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  1. Foot.com

    Hello and thank you for your question. I would start by focusing on your soft tissue mobility from your feet all the way to your lower back. The nerves that supply our feet and legs starts in the lower back and if they get pinched or compressed in any way it can cause weakness or numbness. Standing is very hard on the body and standing on concrete is even harder. To release your feet roll on a RAD Roller (www.radroller.com) for 5 minutes following by rolling your calves 5 minutes and up to upper leg (quads) and lower back 10 minutes. I would look into some yoga type movements as well. Videos of yoga can be found on YouTube. I would do a 30 minute mobility routine every day for 1 week. In addition I would take NSAIDs such as Advil, Aleve or Aspirin every day for 1 week. As you go back to work make sure you have supportive shoes and orthotics such as Lyncos by Aetrex (www.aetrex.com) If they pain persists after doing the above every day for 1 week then I’d see a Chiropractor or Physical Therapist. Good luck!

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