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Old 05-02-2008, 12:19 AM   #1
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Work Pain

I just started a new job this week... Well there is a lot of standing in one spot basically I stand in one spot for 7 hours and my legs and back are begging to ache. What are some things I can do to remedy this? Please no pain medicine seeing that I do not take pain medicine for anything. All help is well appreciated.


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Old 05-02-2008, 11:23 AM   #2
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Re: Work Pain

I think your best bet is intermittently changing position and giving each leg some time for rest periodically.

I find that lactic acid build-up causes pain in my leg muscles. Sometimes this happens after sports or workouts when the muscles aren't given sufficient cool-down stretching. By constantly using the muscles and then stopping the acid builds up and it hurts.

So, try stretching each leg, and each major muscle group in the leg. You can work on the calf muscles, then the quads, then the hamstring. Rest, then do the other leg.

Drink plenty of water to flush the muscles too.

That's all I can think of for now.

steve

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Old 05-02-2008, 04:16 PM   #3
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Re: Work Pain

Those gel inserts, by Dr. Scholl's work well too. You can actually cut and customize them for your feet too. They really do help add a little more support when you are standing for long periods. Take care.

 
Old 05-02-2008, 06:02 PM   #4
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Re: Work Pain

If your muscles are hurting that bad you could try those Thermacare patches that I believe they make for legs or arms. You can slide them from area to area. You might also want to try taking either ibuprofen or naproxen(Aleve) which is great for muscle aches.

brian

p.s. you could also try taking a hot shower after work and putting the heating pad on them,

 
Old 05-02-2008, 09:13 PM   #5
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Re: Work Pain

Also if your job allows it try to break up your work a little and stretch or run something across the hall every hour or so.

 
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