(Closed) Does anyone else have this problem from long periods on their feet?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

You need shoes with better support.


if you are able to, go see a podiatrist. I had custom insoles made last year.


oh my gah….I cannot even explain the difference that has made.  (And buying shoes that aren’t killers.)

Post # 5
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

You could go the Dr. Scholl route if $ is an issue– I know those insoles can be trimmed to fit inside shoes. (I’m sure the website woud be able to help you find which one would work for you.). Make sure to research– I must have bought every pair of insole at Walgreens and three new pairs of shoes before I finally broke down and saw a podiatrist.


if you do have health insurance and can see a podiatrist, I highly recommend it.


I have pronation…which means I walk crooked, throws the alignment of my entire spine off.  now that I have my orthotic insoles, all is good… They cost about $500.  I’m sure there are cheaper ones out there.  Maybe there’s a podiatry web forum out there?  Who knows…

Post # 6
734 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Yes! That is normal to be that worn out. People are not meant to sit/stand for long periods of time and its extremely tiring. Most of my clients are people who have issues from sitting or standing all day long… and they’re of all different ages.

Locking your knees is a problem. I do it too. =( And it will definitely cause you more trouble. Better shoes and insoles will help, but the biggest problem is just that we’re not meant to do that. =/

Post # 7
9115 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I do, but it’s a bit of a strange circumstance. I had a horse step on my right foot a few years back (Quarterhorse, hoooo!) and damaged the nerves and tendons in my foot, plus I have a lot of soft tissue damage. I experience a lot of pain in my foot (and subsequently my back because I shift weight awkwardly), and the only easement I’ve found is some really good insoles.

Post # 9
993 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

how long are the time periods you are talking?

have you tried some stretching while standing for a long time?  


Post # 11
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Great ideas from PPs. Better shoes and two minutes of stretching (even if you have to take a “bathroom break” to sneak off) will likely help a lot.

When I was waitressing long shifts, I also wore support pantyhose under my jeans and that helped a TON With muscle fatigue at the end of the night. I’d use a brand from JCPenny’s, they ran about $8. Soon all the gals I served with were wearing them and swearing by them. Might be worth checking out, since you’d only be out $10.

Post # 12
6355 posts
Bee Keeper

Do you have a family history of varicose veins? That would be an ache more in your calves than your knees, I believe, and is worsened by long periods standing, not so much by walking.


Post # 13
7647 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

You need good shoes. I know you are a poor college kid, but skip the coffees, manicures, anything extra you may do and save up for a really good pair of shoes and insoles. I used to be on my feet for 10 hours a day in crappy Walmart shoes and I would get a sharp pain that would radiate into my big toe and I would have back pain to the point I couldn’t sleep. I got a good pair of shoes (Keens) and a great pair of insoles (from Tradehome) and I hardly have any problems with my feet or back anymore.

Post # 14
57 posts
Worker bee

Do you think you might have shin splints?  Maybe take some painkillers an hour before the times you have to stand.

Post # 15
3941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Better shoes for sure.  In my opinion, the inserts suck.  They did nothing to improve the pain that came with standing for so long.

I have pretty much exchanged all of my shoes with orthotics (cute ones!).  Natural Soul are really fabulous and inexpensive if you have a rack room shoes near you.

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