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August 5, 2007 8:25 AM Subscribe
Knee and foot pain. How do I get through working a 9 hour retail shift?
posted by Glitter Ninja to Health & Fitness (18 answers total)
Over the past few days, I've noticed an increasingly bad pain in my right knee in the mornings, and an incredible stiffness and soreness that doesn't go away, even after a couple of days off and a long hot bath (I work full time, so 5 days a week).
The foot pain is mostly in my heels and ankles, and I think may just be because I'm not used to retail. I've been wearing sneakers instead of my dressy work shoes in an attempt to alleviate it, but it doesn't seem to be helping much.
The pain in my knee is there all the time- when I wake up, when I shower, when I drive, or walk around the store putting up tags. It's just kind of a dull throbbing when I'm sitting down, but turns sharp if I bend it.
Do I need to see a doctor, and how can I get through my work shifts in the meantime while I hurt in some fashion the whole time?