Hi everyone and welcome to my site “Comfy Shoes For Nurses”. My names Emma and I have been a Registered Nurse all of my working life. I love my job immensely but have struggled in this time with very sore feet and a lot of backpain. I am also a mother to two amazing children, so you could say I’m somewhat of an expert of being on my feet all day.
So after many years of seeing doctors and different treatments, I came to the conclusion the sore feet and the backpain were here to stay, so I thought I should try helping myself. This is when I discovered ( through a lot of research ) that there were shoes and other products out there, that could alleviate a great deal of my discomfort and make my day a much more pleasurable experience.
On My Feet All Day
I generally work four to five 12 hour shifts a week in a very busy hospital in Bristol, England. I am a Registered Nurse ( Band 5 ). The majority of my shifts are of a night-time and I’m the most senior and experienced on shift so I generally run things. I love my job and career with a passion but it has taken a toll on my feet and back.
I will probably walk 16000 steps on a shift and when I’m not walking I am still standing, lifting or moving a patient. There are some shifts where we won’t get a break at all due to emergencies and patient requirements. So you can see where we might get problems with our feet and backs.
I’ve generally suffered with a bad back and sore feet for around the last 10 years. It started when I was about half-way through a shift and me and a colleague had to move a patient from a chair to a bed. As we were pulling her up from the chair I felt a spasm in my lower back but didn’t think too much of it.
When I got home the following morning and finally sat down in my chair for a well-deserved cup of tea and relaxed is when my back completely locked up. It took about two weeks for it to ease off and some strong pain-killers from the Doctors.
Over the next ten years I would suffer with this on a regular basis maybe three or four times a year and it was a lot more painful after my children had arrived. I had my back and sore feet investigated by Doctors and Occupational Health at work but it would clear up after about ten days or so and by the time I had an investigative appointment nothing showed up.
The thing is with suffering pain constantly over a prolonged period of time it can grind you down and not only effect you physically it can effect you mentally as well. At times I was left feeling quite depressed.
So after ten years of this, I thought I’d better take things into my own hands and get pro-active in finding a solution to my problems.
After researching all I could online I found a lot of information on how the right supportive and comfortable footwear might assist my issues with my sore feet and back pain. I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical with the idea of footwear being able to ease my back pain, the sore feet maybe but not the back pain. However, at this point I was willing to try anything that might help.
I then found some suggested shoes online and ordered them.
Over the next few weeks I hardly suffered any back pain at all and only had sore feet for the first few days. This is when I thought it may also help my husband Peter who suffers from Plantar Fasciitis, so we went through the same process with him and two shoes later his sore feet were also very much relieved. It was then I thought I needed to tell people about this and hopefully I could help other people with similar issues.
How Would I Be Able To Help People
It was at this time I really wanted to help people, but I didn’t really know how. I talked it through with my husband Peter and he suggested I start a website and write about my experiences and what solutions they’re were and maybe review and recommend products that could help.
I realized right at that moment that he had come up with the answer. What I didn’t realize was that there were so many remedies out there for people in mine and Peter’s situation who suffered with sore feet, back pain, and Plantar Fasciitis.
It was at this point that it dawned on me that I had a lot of research in front of me as I wanted to genuinely help people and make recommendations that were completely accurate. It took me and Peter hours of trawling through products and doing research to find the right shoes and foot care equipment for us and our aim is to help you make an informed decision without having to go through that process as well.
Comfy Shoes For Nurses
At “Comfy Shoes For Nurses” we are focused on helping Nurses, Doctors and all those on their feet all day find the most comfortable, supportive and attractive footwear to ease sore feet, back pain and plantar fasciitis. We will post regular information on what you can do to ease your pains and suggest footwear, remedies and treatments that may help you.
Our main aim is to make sure people don’t have to suffer for as long as we did, when there are things that can relieve a lot of the issues that both myself and Peter had.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,