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Company is requiring us to wear steel toed / composite work

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Company is requiring us to wear steel toed / composite work boots I read meters and have had these on for the past three weeks and I am in a lot of pain What is the long term effect of this I am 57 and in good health been doing this for 11 years without a problem and now it is painful up and down stairs into basements and in and out of a truck at least 50 times daily and walking between 4-9 miles a day boots weigh 2.6 pounds I am 5'5 and weigh 125 It is not just me but our whole department is hurting in the lower back,hip,knee and ankle regions
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Orthopedics
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 10 months ago.
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mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}Hi thereThis Dr Diego, experienced Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.I understand your concerns. The problem with your boots is the weight. Your muscles and joints in the lower extremities are not use to the weight and they start to suffer with repetitive movement. In the long term you have two possibilities. The first is your body gets use to the new weight and your muscles growth (it will take 4-6 weeks) or the second, your joints get damaged and you can develop muscular and articular problems. You could try different boots not as heavy or exercise your muscles on the lower extremities to adapt faster. The only way I am credited here by the website and the money that you have deposited is released is when you rate me.Therefore, I would appreciate a rating when you are done asking.Kindest regards
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 10 months ago.
This Dr Diego, experienced Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.I understand your concerns. The problem with your boots is the weight. Your muscles and joints in the lower extremities are not use to the weight and they start to suffer with repetitive movement. In the long term you have two possibilities. The first is your body gets use to the new weight and your muscles growth (it will take 4-6 weeks) or the second, your joints get damaged and you can develop muscular and articular problems. You could try different boots not as heavy or exercise your muscles on the lower extremities to adapt faster. The only way I am credited here by the website and the money that you have deposited is released is when you rate me.Therefore, I would appreciate a rating when you are done asking.Kindest regards
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I have already purchased 3 pairs of boots so I am thinking it is just the weight of them
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Hello
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 10 months ago.
Hello. Do you have any other questions??
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 10 months ago.
The only way I am credited here by the website and the money that you have deposited is released is when you rate me.Therefore, I would appreciate a rating when you are done asking.Kindest regards