A new job has me on my feet: Is it normal for my tootsies to get numb?
July 19, 2007 8:39 PM Subscribe
I've got a new job where I'm on my feet about ten hours a day. The outsides of my feet are going numb. Is this normal?
posted by GilloD to Health & Fitness (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
In the past I've either worked office jobs or short (6 or fewer hours) shifts. My new job has me on my feet about 10 hours a day, 5 and a 1/2 days a week. I've noticed that the "outside" of my feet (The right side on my right is the worst, although the left side of my left is also getting there) is going numb. It's not like I can't feel it, but if I go to scratch the spot of rub a hand on it, it feels like that part of the foot is asleep, like I'm trying to touch it through a sheet.
Is this normal? Do waiters encounter this kind of thing? I've got a great pair of new sneakers, so I don't think it's the shoe wear. I'm just a little freaked out.