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Chassis 33

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6,193 posts

187 months

Tuesday 21st April 2009
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Folks, I started a new job yesterday and they have put me on the shop floor for a week to get to know the product and how its put together etc etc, which is fine, except I end up being stood up for hours on end and its come as something of a shock to the system. My legs, in particular calves and the underside of my heel are really sore, the carves feel muscular but the heel is like a sore tingly feeling.

Any suggestions as to how I can make the next 3 days a little more bearable?

Regards
Iain

JamesNotJim

555 posts

91 months

Tuesday 21st April 2009
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You cant. With any job were your on your feet all day, for the first week or so they will hurt no matter what you do. After that you slowly get use being on your feet, and you wont notice it.

All you can do is get some gel sports soles, to alleviate the pain somewhat. Other than that, nothing. sorry tongue out

Chassis 33

Original Poster:

6,193 posts

187 months

Tuesday 21st April 2009
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Ho hum, looks like I'll have to put up with being a wuss!

Regards
Iain

sawman

3,549 posts

135 months

Wednesday 22nd April 2009
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probably cant do much about the rest of your week, but to make sure you return to normal spend some time (10 mins twice a day) stretching out your calf muscles & hamstrings (gently) for at least a couple of weeks


Digger

9,212 posts

96 months

Thursday 30th April 2009
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Sounds like DOMS (delayed onset of muscle soreness). Usually attributed to doing a form of exercise that the body has not been subject to before (or a while at least). Should improve over the nest few days or so. As suggested some extra cushioning/sorothane/gel in the shoes might help.
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Richjam

237 posts

93 months

Friday 1st May 2009
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Chassis 33 said:
Folks, I started a new job yesterday and they have put me on the shop floor for a week to get to know the product and how its put together etc etc, which is fine, except I end up being stood up for hours on end and its come as something of a shock to the system. My legs, in particular calves and the underside of my heel are really sore, the carves feel muscular but the heel is like a sore tingly feeling.

Any suggestions as to how I can make the next 3 days a little more bearable?

Regards
Iain
What were you doing before? Lying on the sofa watching sky on your plasma tv all daybiggrin

Jasandjules

57,808 posts

134 months

Friday 1st May 2009
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Perhaps some paracetamol to assist?

Other than that I think it's just going to be a week or two of your body getting used to being used a lot more in this way......