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« Topic Start: December 10, 2010, 05:57:06 pm »

I just started a new job that requires me to be running back and forth for 6 to 12 hours depending on the shift. I just bought new shoes that are very comfortable, but my feet swell and then it pinches my toes. Sad I would trip and fall if I wor a bigger size. I was just wondering if anyone has any good home remedies for sore swollen feet. It is a difficult feat to work with swolled feet. I already use ibprophen, epsom salt soaks, and self foot massage.


Any recommended remedies are realy readily recieved.   Grin Thanks!
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« Reply #1: December 10, 2010, 09:40:38 pm »

I just started a new job that requires me to be running back and forth for 6 to 12 hours depending on the shift. I just bought new shoes that are very comfortable, but my feet swell and then it pinches my toes. Sad I would trip and fall if I wor a bigger size. I was just wondering if anyone has any good home remedies for sore swollen feet. It is a difficult feat to work with swolled feet. I already use ibprophen, epsom salt soaks, and self foot massage.


Any recommended remedies are realy readily recieved.   Grin Thanks!

The Epsom salt soaks are what I'd recommend, but since you're doing them and not helping, that's not much of a recommendation. Sad

One thing I'm wondering is if you have a history of feet swelling or if it's something that's just started happening. I know it's going to sound silly, but you might want to watch your sodium intake and how much water you're drinking.

This may be something that's going to subside once you're more acclimated to the demands on your body.
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« Reply #2: December 10, 2010, 10:13:12 pm »

The Epsom salt soaks are what I'd recommend, but since you're doing them and not helping, that's not much of a recommendation. Sad

One thing I'm wondering is if you have a history of feet swelling or if it's something that's just started happening. I know it's going to sound silly, but you might want to watch your sodium intake and how much water you're drinking.

This may be something that's going to subside once you're more acclimated to the demands on your body.

Thanks for replying. I have no history of swollen feet. I watch my sodium and sugar intake. I try to eat only natural foods. I might not get enough water.

I tend to agree most with you last statement. Truth be told I am hoping that's not the case. I am not used to 6 to 12 hours of prolonged activity.

The epsom salt soaks help and I recently begun adding vinegar to them. I have to stand and run the entire time I am at work. The swelling goes down after a few hours off my feet and the soreness is gone by morning. It is worst at work especially the twelve hour shifts.

I worked twelve hour shifts at a correctional facility, but because I was able to sit down and take 5 minute breaks, my feet were not an issue.

Do you know of any herbal pain relievers I could rub on my feet?

Thanks again for posting.
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« Reply #3: December 10, 2010, 10:31:38 pm »

Thanks for replying. I have no history of swollen feet. I watch my sodium and sugar intake. I try to eat only natural foods. I might not get enough water.

I tend to agree most with you last statement. Truth be told I am hoping that's not the case. I am not used to 6 to 12 hours of prolonged activity.

The epsom salt soaks help and I recently begun adding vinegar to them. I have to stand and run the entire time I am at work. The swelling goes down after a few hours off my feet and the soreness is gone by morning. It is worst at work especially the twelve hour shifts.

I worked twelve hour shifts at a correctional facility, but because I was able to sit down and take 5 minute breaks, my feet were not an issue.

Do you know of any herbal pain relievers I could rub on my feet?

Thanks again for posting.

I don't, but I know we've got some posters here who have a lot of herbal knowledge and some folks who are on their feet a lot in their jobs. Maybe Mandrina or Yewberry can come in with some suggestions.
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« Reply #4: December 10, 2010, 11:27:22 pm »

I just started a new job that requires me to be running back and forth for 6 to 12 hours depending on the shift. I just bought new shoes that are very comfortable, but my feet swell and then it pinches my toes. Sad I would trip and fall if I wor a bigger size. I was just wondering if anyone has any good home remedies for sore swollen feet. It is a difficult feat to work with swolled feet. I already use ibprophen, epsom salt soaks, and self foot massage.

Definitely up your water intake.  A little fresh fruit juice with it (and I mean a little...like 10% juice to 90% water) provides electrolytes while you lose excess water.  Something very low in sugar like blueberry, pomegranate, or cranberry is a good choice.

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« Reply #5: December 11, 2010, 08:13:51 am »

Definitely up your water intake.  A little fresh fruit juice with it (and I mean a little...like 10% juice to 90% water) provides electrolytes while you lose excess water.  Something very low in sugar like blueberry, pomegranate, or cranberry is a good choice.

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I will try to up my water intake. I like cranberries, pomegranate, and blueberry. Do you know of anything else I could put in their that has anti-inflamatory properties?

Thanks for the advice.
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« Reply #6: December 11, 2010, 08:28:43 am »

I don't, but I know we've got some posters here who have a lot of herbal knowledge and some folks who are on their feet a lot in their jobs. Maybe Mandrina or Yewberry can come in with some suggestions.

I want to know when the last time a visit to the doctor was made, did they do any labs? and how are the electrolytes?  At the same time, since I got arthrisit in my right knee, my right foot is permanently slight swollen, and nothing seems to help it.
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« Reply #7: December 11, 2010, 08:35:07 am »

I want to know when the last time a visit to the doctor was made, did they do any labs? and how are the electrolytes?  At the same time, since I got arthrisit in my right knee, my right foot is permanently slight swollen, and nothing seems to help it.

One other point, if you are working an 8 hour shift, it is federal law that you get 2 15 minute breaks and a 30 minute lunch. 12 hours would get you a third 15 minute break and a double would get you 4 and 2 lunches.
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« Reply #8: December 11, 2010, 09:29:50 am »

I just started a new job that requires me to be running back and forth for 6 to 12 hours depending on the shift. I just bought new shoes that are very comfortable, but my feet swell and then it pinches my toes. Sad I would trip and fall if I wor a bigger size. I was just wondering if anyone has any good home remedies for sore swollen feet. It is a difficult feat to work with swolled feet. I already use ibprophen, epsom salt soaks, and self foot massage.


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When I had to work on my feet a lot, I found that wearing support hose helped.  You could try those or compression stockings and see if that gives you any relief.

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« Reply #9: December 11, 2010, 12:01:43 pm »

I just started a new job that requires me to be running back and forth for 6 to 12 hours depending on the shift. I just bought new shoes that are very comfortable, but my feet swell and then it pinches my toes. Sad I would trip and fall if I wor a bigger size. I was just wondering if anyone has any good home remedies for sore swollen feet. It is a difficult feat to work with swolled feet. I already use ibprophen, epsom salt soaks, and self foot massage.


Any recommended remedies are realy readily recieved.   Grin Thanks!

Other than the pinched toes do you get any kind of feelings in your feet?

Try elevating your feet, when you are not on them, especially at night while sleeping (I find its best if the are above my heart).  MY feet tend to swell when I am hot, and in hot weather.  I take a diuretic when they get too swollen. 

I went to a vascular surgeon, who said my veins were not functioning as well as they should.  He said walk, to my surprise walking did help. Six months latter he prescribed compression stockings.   (I have other medical problems which at times affect my feet).
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One other point, if you are working an 8 hour shift, it is federal law that you get 2 15 minute breaks and a 30 minute lunch. 12 hours would get you a third 15 minute break and a double would get you 4 and 2 lunches.

Huh Since when?

I'd love it if this were the case, but the last time I checked, there was no such law on the federal level.  These laws are typically set up at a state level and IIRC, only a handful of states have a rest break requirement at all.
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Huh Since when?

I'd love it if this were the case, but the last time I checked, there was no such law on the federal level.  These laws are typically set up at a state level and IIRC, only a handful of states have a rest break requirement at all.

THen I'm confusing Illinois law with federal law, cause that's up in our break room.
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« Reply #12: December 11, 2010, 07:27:30 pm »

When I had to work on my feet a lot, I found that wearing support hose helped.  You could try those or compression stockings and see if that gives you any relief.

Sperran

I'll second that one.  Depending on what your legs do as well as your feet, you might want to use the thigh high version of the compression stockings, when I wore them after my second baby, the kneehighs really hurt behind my knees.
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« Reply #13: December 11, 2010, 07:33:46 pm »

THen I'm confusing Illinois law with federal law, cause that's up in our break room.

That could well be. I've NEVER had that kind of schedule while working in a factory or a long-term care facility: the best I ever got under those circumstances were a 20-min lunch and two 10-min breaks. Only when I was a "professional" did I get a half-hour lunch--and I could take an hour if I wanted, as long as I stayed to make up the extra time at the end of the day. I've worked in both IL and WI.
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« Reply #14: December 11, 2010, 07:47:09 pm »

That could well be. I've NEVER had that kind of schedule while working in a factory or a long-term care facility: the best I ever got under those circumstances were a 20-min lunch and two 10-min breaks. Only when I was a "professional" did I get a half-hour lunch--and I could take an hour if I wanted, as long as I stayed to make up the extra time at the end of the day. I've worked in both IL and WI.


Well, what I quoted is what our administrator is making us take.  Especially so they don't have to pay for the lunch (which is unpaid).  Actually, everywhere I've worked in CU in longterm care has required that of us, lunch and breaks.
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