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Knee Pain As A Hostess

Knee Pain as a Hostess?

Hi there,
I'm a senior in high school and I've recently been hired as a hostess at Friendly's (surprisingly busier than I thought). I've had past knee pain. I believe if I remember correctly they said it was Osgood Schlatters disease. I used to play volleyball and the constant squatting was a lot on my knees. I wore an open kneecap brace but eventually I got so used to the pain/it wasn't as bad that I stopped using the brace. Now, as a hostess I run around like crazy all the time and after my first job shift (seven hours) I came home and went straight to bed and I woke up with my knees hurting/aching like crazy. I work again tonight. What can I do to help my knee pain?

Pain from waiting tables?

I finally quit waiting table after 20 yrs. If you are now having pain at 23 then I would look for a new line of work. Does your restaurant have cement floors or wood? The cement floors are really hard on the joints when walking on then all day. To help the pain, try soaking in the tub with hot water and epsom salt. It will make the pain feel better. How you start to feel better

Is it a must that air hostess should be beautiful?

Times change. In the early days of passenger aviation, air hostesses, or flight attendants, or stewardesses as they were called in the U.S., were required to be registered nurses. Flying was thought to be dangerous and the fledgling airlines reassured travelers by having nurses on board to take care of emergencies as well as fluff your pillow.Later, stewardessing became a profession in its own right, with a role for the stewardesses (often called “stews”) to play in passenger safety, but the emphasis was on hospitality. The women in the 1950s-1960s-1970s were expected to be young and single, as part of their job was to cater to the wishes and egos of mostly-male business travelers. They also were cocktail waitresses, charged with selling drinks in an era when drinking and smoking were nearly universal. There was a certain amount of availability implicit in the traveler-stewardess interaction—or at least the expectation that they would cope with male assumptions diplomatically. Stewardesses were scrutinized by their airlines for attractiveness and required to “weigh-in” at a slim weight or face consequences. Short skirts were de rigeur. Slim or not, when you got to be 32 or 33 you were likely ready for a new career, often because the airlines just fired you. Or if you married they fired you.These days, cabin crew are safety and hospitality professionals who have more freedom to be themselves than ever before. In this era when flight is the universal travel medium used by all kinds of people, students, families, and businesspeople, it’s good to have a few miles on your odometer. Your ability to get along with people, and your ability to cope with emergencies—that’s what it’s about, not looking like a cheerleader or a model.

How to help reduce achy legs and painful feet from waitressing?

Recently I've started this new waitressing job. I've never had any waitressing experience before so this is all new for me. It's quite a busy place and I work everyday 10-13 hours a day. I know it's a lot of hours but I need the money for university. I've only been there 3 days and my legs and feet are in agony every day from standing up all the time! Does anyone know any good tricks to help reduce the pain? For example, I give myself foot massages every night but it doesn't seem to be a long term treatment..any recommendations?

Don't Japanese people's knees hurt from sitting on the floor all the time?

Depends on how old they are.My Japanese mother-in-law used to sit on her haunches, even when she was sitting on a chair. For her, it was a comfortable position.Not so my wife, who fidgets faster than I do in the seiza position. (To give credit where it’s due, she can sit cross-legged on the floor a LOT longer than I can.)These days it’s rare to sit that way. For most people it only happens at traditional restaurants or inns. Even then it’s increasingly common to find hori kotatsu, which is effectively a pit under the table where you can stretch out your legs.My most painful encounter with sitting in the traditional style is at the sumo. I’m fortunate enough to be the occasional recipient of “seats” in the very front rows, where you sit on the floor. The first time I went I wanted to get the whole experience, so I went at about 1:30 PM. Despite frequent breaks to stretch my legs, I was an invalid by 5 and had to go to the chiro the next day to get my back de-knotted.Looking around I saw that while I was probably the biggest baby, I wasn’t the only one in pain. LOTS of people were stretching out their legs between matches, or rubbing them in hopes of reviving the circulation.The only exception were the women — almost certainly bar hostesses — who attended in full kimono and didn’t move a muscle for several hours.I suspect horse tranquilizers were involved.

What are the long term physical effects of working as a waitress?

Depending on the demand of the individual restaurant and the hours put in, it can vary substantially. Most servers work very long hours with little to no breaks. This can take a toll on joints and on the musculoskeletal system. Arthritis, carpal tunnel, and plantar fasciitis are some examples of those. Another down side to long shifts and no breaks can be seen in lack of nutrition. Not being able to insure you are getting to eat regularly can mean that your not receiving the nutrition your body needs to run efficiently. Working a double shift and getting out of work around 1 a.m. means you are either eating dinner before bed or not eating at all. Sadly, another one I can think of, that I know of, only happens to women. The inability to be able to use the restroom when you need to go can result in an UTI. It sounds like common sense to many that when you have to go, you just take a break from your work and excuse yourself but when you work in a busy restaurant you do not always have the perfect timing to self care.

Do men become paralysed from being hit in the testicles?

It doesn't paralyze a man to be hit in the testicles. It simply hurts a lot. The pain extends into the lower abdomen. Most of the time, a guy hit here has the luxury of taking a minute to curl up and moan for a bit. But if he is in a real dire situation, he can still fight or run to some extent. It's no more debilitating that being punched hard in the stomach.