Re: How to deal with a hectic job?
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Posted by Bonnie Moshenko-Mitchell on March 01, 1998 at 11:10:09:
In Reply to: How to deal with a hectic job? posted by Lianne Normand on February 19, 1998 at 10:19:46:
I started my job about one and one-half years ago. However, as student at university I often had practicum placements where I was expected to "dress up" and was always on the go. So, I have been grappling with this hectice schedule issue for a long time. Here are my suggestions for what worked for me: First, I really liked some of the other suggestions that were placed here. For example, I was so scared about looking my best, etc., on practicum placement because I needed to get a job, that I wore shoes that looked good. NOT ANY MORE. Wear what is comfortable. It is not worth the pain and anguish. BUT, if you have to wear heels, etc., I found that I had to wear VERY high heels. Flat shoes gave me unbearable pain, but if I wore those popular, chunky high heels, I could make it through the day pain free (My doctor told me that the high heels push the weight forward a bit and also relax the fascia). Now, I don't and wouldn't do this all the time. It can never make up for the stretching, etc. But it can make things temporarily a little easier. During the summer I wear tennis shoes with orthotics sometimes for work, especially if I will not be on my feet all day. My second suggestion: Although it is really time consuming now, if you do just the little things that other people have recommended to you, you will be thankful in the long run. I was stupid. I continued to play all kinds of sports (on an intense basis!) during the early stages. The only thing that eventually helped for me (I limped for two years straight with no relief just continuous pain) was resting it, stretching, icing, and most of all, othotics made for my feet by someone trained to do it. Beware the people who try to give you advice...shop around for someone with good credentials! Anyway, the orthotics helped to prevent the problem from coming back. Even now, when I don't wear my orthotics, or Birkenstocks (mine are actually Mephisto's...I would recommend trying both, as the M's were better on my feet than B's), I wear heels when I have to! Good luck to you...you will get through this!!!!
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