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Old 08-02-2011, 11:11 AM   #22
Miss Vickie
 
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Oh gosh, foot pain, how well do I know thee. I work in L&D and mom baby, and each has its unique challenges for my body mechanics. In L&D I end up somehow, in the heat of the moment, straining my hips or back because I end up stretching, bending and twisting in a weird game of Twister, trying to keep the baby on the monitor while the mom moves around. In Mom Baby, it's my feet that hurt because I walk up and down our floors over and over and over and over again.

My massage therapist recommended getting a good walking shoe and for me, New Balance in wide width is the ideal shoe. Some of their shoes come in D width which is great, and I find a style I like and buy them en masse at Zappos, and switch them out every three months. When my feet are especially bad I have two different pairs (two different models so they fit differently) that I'll switch between halfway through my 12 hour shifts.

When I was heavier, I had plantar fasciitis, which has thankfully resolved, because I was in near constant pain from it. However, now I have a plantar fibroma, which is a marble sized and shaped lump in the fascia which feels like I'm constantly walking on a marble. It only hurts at the end of the day, so I need to be sure that my shoes have lots of good padding.

Best job I had for my feet? Customer service rep at Starbucks' catalog department. Worst job for my feet? Standing and replanting seedlings at a greenhouse (though I did love being surrounded by plants).
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