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Old 10-11-11, 03:06 PM   #1
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Need help: Ankle and Knee pain

I need some help ya all: sometimes my knees and ankles hurt after a day of being on my feet. Today my ankles hurt so bad that I could only do a 25 min workout at the gym. Other then losing weight, which I am working on, is there other solutions?

Note: this is not due or happen during riding.
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Classic symptoms of crappy or worn out shoes.

Try a pair of American made LEATHER shoes or boots to see if you feel better.

If you do feel better buy another pair of the same shoe/boot so you can rotate them every other day to keep them fresh.

NEVER wear the same pair of shoes/boots two days in a row!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-11-11, 03:21 PM   #3
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thanks nightshade. I will look into that. I wear shoes for being a chef and I wonder if I switch out the insoles???
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I agree, better shoes can make a real difference...I don't wear leather though, the shoes that help my feet the most are those ugly Okabashi sandals.
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thanks nightshade. I will look into that. I wear shoes for being a chef and I wonder if I switch out the insoles???
When it comes to your feet one must understand that your whole body is affected by your footwear!

So NEVER cut corners just save a buck on shoes/boots.

Swapping out insoles is cheaping it in footwear.

Shame on you.

Buy some new American made leather work shoes/boots............You need them now.
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its really hard to find solid shoes for being in the kitchen. I have worn so many in my tenor as a chef.
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Old 10-12-11, 11:53 AM   #7
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its really hard to find solid shoes for being in the kitchen. I have worn so many in my tenor as a chef.
This may help. Please remember that you need two pair to rotate them so you never wear the same pair everyday. VERY important........
http://www.crocs.com/crocs-bistro/10075,default,pd.html

https://www.shoesforcrews.com

https://www.shoesforcrews.com/sfc3/i...result_content
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A lot of my baking buddies swear by Dansko clogs. http://www.dansko.com/Mens/Footwear/...lack%20Cabrio/ I haven't heard anything about their mens shoes, just because there aren't any men on the bakery forums I belong to, but the ladies say they're great shoes for being on your feet all day.
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i have danskos and love them
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i have danskos and love them
Love them or not, I assume they're not doing the job for you, or you wouldn't have posted your question.

Do you have any shoe stores in your area that specialize in work shoes, like maybe Red Wing or something?
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Do you have anti-fatigue mats at work? If not, any chance of getting them?
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Do you have anti-fatigue mats at work? If not, any chance of getting them?
Not sure that anti-fatigue mats would make the cut with the health department since they harbor more than their share of germs etc.
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Old 10-12-11, 05:57 PM   #13
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chefisaac:

My wife has been having foot, ankle, and knee pain for the last two years. Went to a couple specialists, and unfortunately, the cause is a combination of the following:

1) Excessive weight puts stress on all joints

2) Standing for long periods with crappy shoes

3) Poor circulation caused by obesity issues

4) Pinched nerves caused by all of the above.

Solutions that temporarily help the pain: Spend $400 to have insoles made for your feet, New Balance sneakers, prescription strength NSAIDs, and aerobic exercise. Of course losing a lot of weight will help too, but as we all know, it ain't easy.
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+1 to checking out new shoes. I went to a "Comfort Foot" store and had a trained technician study my gait, the wear on my then current shoes, take measurements of my feet, and let me try several things that she thought would help. I bought a Pair of Finn Comfort Walking shoes (not that the brand is important, its just what worked for me) and they were great. I took them back in a couple times a and they examined the wear patterns and "shaved a little here and added a little there" off of the insoles until they were perfect. That was 5 years ago (and two more pairs of the same shoes in different colors later). I was going to quit my job because standing for more than a couple hours was killing my feet and knees. After the first two weeks of the proper support in the shoes "teaching" me how to stand and walk more properly all the pain went away. And it has stayed away even with me gaining 30 or 40 pounds over that same time period.

I hope you find a solution soon. Foot and knee pain really takes the Joy right out of work...

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chefisaac:

My wife has been having foot, ankle, and knee pain for the last two years. Went to a couple specialists, and unfortunately, the cause is a combination of the following:

1) Excessive weight puts stress on all joints

2) Standing for long periods with crappy shoes

3) Poor circulation caused by obesity issues

4) Pinched nerves caused by all of the above.

Solutions that temporarily help the pain: Spend $400 to have insoles made for your feet, New Balance sneakers, prescription strength NSAIDs, and aerobic exercise. Of course losing a lot of weight will help too, but as we all know, it ain't easy.
I second all the above. However, that list sounds like arthritis. I suggest the OP check with a doctor or podiatrist if simply changing shoes or insoles doesn't help.
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how is arthritis checked?
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Wikipedia is your friend, chefissac.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteoarthritis
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Solution: Ride more!
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I had massive knee pain, went to a very good orthopedist - after exam including x-rays; I am looking at having both knees replaced in the future. He encouraged me to bike as much as possible, which I have found has almost totally eliminated my knee pain. I ride 12 miles to work and 12 miles home every week day, plus we do some miles on the tandem on weekends. I have my saddle high, and bars low. For me, saddle height is determined by minimizing knee stress without creating hip pain or hurting my rear end. Some people think that I have it too high, but it works for me. I also found that hard narrow saddles, with a smooth transition on the sides work best for me.
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