I am coming to letsrun for help.
I am a former (aged 24) college 400m guy. I do not train anymore but still somewhat fit. This issue has gotten so bad lately that I am need of help. Here it is:
I work retail so I am on my feet for about 7 hours a day. It isn't labor intensive, just a lot of standing. When I get home my legs are so tired and worn out that I have to sit or lay down from when I get home at 7 until the next morning. I understand I should be worn out from work but this is too much. I've tried changing shoes and have orthodics and nothing works. Sometimes the soreness will cause a limp. Even on Saturdays when I can just lounge around my legs are in constant pain and feel fatigued. I had this problem in college too but just wrote it off as sore from training.
I've read about poor circulation or low iron levels. I eventually will go to the doctor its just that I'd rather do some research on my own before I go since funds are quite low. The problem has gotten so bad its beginning to effect my mood and make me depressed.Sometimes I just will sleep all day in order to rest my legs.My energy level seem to be decreasing big time. For a while I just thought that because I have a big sprinters butt and thighs that maybe its just heavy legs but this seems unreasonable.
Does anyone have any advice?