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Old 06-01-2017, 09:51 AM
 
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Thanks for the reply, and for the suggestion, and that would be a good idea, except that it wouldn't be practical, as the poker room I work in has over 40 tables. And we switch tables every 30 minutes, so I often deal at 10 or more different tables during each shift. So, there would need to be padding/covers put on over 40 different tables, and I doubt the casino would want to do/pay for that, just because of one dealer who has a problem with it. Also, it's not that there's a sharp edge on the box; it's actually that my leg/knee area rubs on/across the side of the metal box over and over, and the repeated rubbing wears through the material of my pants.


Building on the padding idea...


What if you added the padding to yourself? Maybe just a little pillow, or even a bean bag, that you could tie around that leg, at the spot that rubs? You could so a couple of pieces of ribbon, to tie the padding around your leg, once you sit down. I'm assuming no one actually sees you from the waist down, while you're actually working?
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Old 06-01-2017, 10:31 AM
 
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Getting ten wears from a $15 pair of pants equals $1.50 cost-per-wear. Please stop buying such cheap pants that only end up in the landfill. Shell out! Look for thicker weaves and better construction.

He asked for reccomendations, for better quality, if anyone had them, and said he'd be willing to shell out more money, if necessary. Got any suggestions?
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Old 06-01-2017, 10:51 AM
 
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I would make a simple padded cover and add magnets to it. Cover the box with the padding and that should eliminate some of the rubbing. Just okay it with your bosses. If you don't sew, get a cheap pot holder and glue magnets to it.
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Old 06-01-2017, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I would make a simple padded cover and add magnets to it. Cover the box with the padding and that should eliminate some of the rubbing. Just okay it with your bosses. If you don't sew, get a cheap pot holder and glue magnets to it.

This is a great idea. It sounds like the underlying issue isn't about the pants at all. If you're having constant leg pain that's affecting your life to such an extent, you need to see a doctor and get to the bottom of it. There may be a treatment for you.
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Old 06-01-2017, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I've got good and bad news for you.

The good news is a local alteration place may be able to fix your pants. The bad news is that it will still look patched and may end up costing you a decent portion of what you paid for the pants to begin with.

Are you sure this is the box? It almost looks like this is in your pocket area, which can happen when people put things in their pocket, stressing the fibers. In combination of this and rubbing against the box it could be a potential issue. Do other dealers have the same issue?
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Old 06-01-2017, 12:04 PM
 
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I would make a simple padded cover and add magnets to it. Cover the box with the padding and that should eliminate some of the rubbing. Just okay it with your bosses. If you don't sew, get a cheap pot holder and glue magnets to it.

That's pretty dang brilliant!
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Old 06-01-2017, 12:13 PM
 
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Sorry about your pant troubles! This is a bit out of the box, but might help. You can actually purchase a trouser clip for bicycle riders, to clip the bottom of your pants in so they won't be damaged or caught on the bicycle chain. Might work! As for the damaged pants - hey, you live in Arizona, land of hot summers [like me!]. Just cut your pants off and hem them up and you will have a new supply of shorts!
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Old 06-01-2017, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Why don't you just keep a small roll of duct tape (silver) in your pocket and cover up the jagged edge with that?

When you leave that particular poker table, yank off the tape and throw it away.
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Old 06-01-2017, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Trousers For Men, Khaki Pants and Casual Pants - Duluth Trading

This place sells durable workwear--its their bread and butter.

I have to think that others might be having similar problems where you work; have you asked around about what they do about this?

But if you are having severe leg and/or foot pain, you need to see a doctor. Buying more durable work wear is not the solution to your needing to move your legs all the time because of pain. If you have neuropathy, you really do need to see a doc. No kidding.
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Old 06-01-2017, 03:08 PM
 
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Default Thanks for the replies!

First off, thanks for all of the replies so far. I appreciate it!



Originally Posted by Zenstyle
Getting ten wears from a $15 pair of pants equals $1.50 cost-per-wear. Please stop buying such cheap pants that only end up in the landfill. Shell out! Look for thicker weaves and better construction.

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He asked for reccomendations, for better quality, if anyone had them, and said he'd be willing to shell out more money, if necessary. Got any suggestions?
Secondly, thanks for commenting on this, as I thought about doing it myself, but I figured that I would just try to ignore it, because of how vague and pointless it basically was. I don't post on here as often as I'd like to, partially, due to how often I might take the time to write a long, thorough, detailed post, only for people to reply with simple, pointless, smartass posts like Zenstyle's. And as you alluded to, if Zenstyle wanted to try to be helpful, he/she could have actually offered some sort of specific recommendation or suggestion.

Also, to elaborate, I didn't used to have this problem, with the Walmart pants or the Dockers, and this is due to (what I have to assume is) my leg issues becoming worse as of recently, and it not being bad enough to cause these tears/holes up until the past 2-3 months. So, it's not like I used to have to buy new pants after wearing them 10 times or less. I first noticed the tears/holes in my pant legs with the Haggars, which I just bought within the past 2-3 months, so I figured that it had to do with them being thin/cheaply-made. However, after also buying some new Dockers pants after the Haggars got tears/holes in them, I noticed the same thing happening to them. And I have realized that my leg pains have been getting worse as of late, so I have to assume/conclude that this tear/hole issue with my pant legs is largely/entirely due to my legs hurting more often/severely and my needing to move them more frequently.


And with regards to my leg pains, I don't currently have any sort of medical insurance, so seeing a doctor is not a practical/realistic option right now. I pretty much live paycheck-to-paycheck, so I don't have the money to be able pay for office visits and/or medications/therapies that they would likely prescribe/recommend. I was working at a different for part of place last year and my income was less, so I qualified for the free AHCCCS insurance coverage here in Arizona and I used that help to see a doctor multiple times about my leg pains, but I didn't get the proper help for it, as I still have the leg pains on a daily/hourly basis.

I described to my doctor, in detail, what my leg pains were like and that I thought it was possibly/likely Restless Leg Syndrome or Neuropathy, and I was able to get a prescription for Gabapentin (generic for Neurontin) and I tried it for a couple/few weeks, but I didn't notice a significant difference, and the side effects/reviews scared me (specifically, the complaints about headaches and memory loss, which I already suffer from), so I stopped taking the medication before fully giving it a chance to work.

I was also referred to a physical therapist, which I went to about 7-8 times, and the stretches they did to my legs felt really good, but it didn't have any permanent or even long-lasting effects. So, the physical therapist recommended to my doctor that I get an MRI, and I was eventually able to get that procedure approved, but when I went to the local hospital to get the MRI (which I knew absolutely nothing about), as I was physically getting in to the MRI machine, the nurse told me that I would need to hold my knee/leg completely still for the duration of the MRI, which was apparently going to be like 20-30 minutes, and I told her that that was literally not realistically possible, as the leg pains cause me to want/need to move/adjust my legs every 30-60 seconds. So, I was told that the MRI would be pointless, if I could not hold my knee completely still, so I went from physically lying down on the MRI machine, to standing up and leaving. It was later mentioned to me that I could/should have asked for a valium or some sort of drug/medication to help me relax, but I wasn't aware of this at the time. I wish that I could have been able to get the MRI done, as I am still very curious to find out what exactly is causing my leg pains.

I should mention that I was also referred to a bone doctor/specialist (or something like that) and he checked out my knee for a few minutes and determined that there was no structural damage in my knee, so that was apparently not the cause of the discomfort/pain in my knee.


As for the actual lower leg/knee pain that I experience, it's often a burning sensation that is really bothersome, and it also feels like my tendons or muscles are extremely tight, and as though the insides of my legs are being pulled/sucked inward. I feel like I want my lower legs (just above my knee and at my ankles) to be physically stretched apart very forcefully. I have an inversion table that I sometimes hang upside down on, but it doesn't seem to stretch the tendons/muscles in a way, or as hard, as I want/need them to be stretched/pulled apart.

For the record, I don't do any illegal drugs whatsoever and I don't drink any alcohol. And I mean that I literally have not ever even tried an illegal drug (including marijuana, which I don't have a problem with people smoking); and I have enjoyed drinking beer a few times over the years, but I get really bad hangovers, so I haven't ever been a big drinker, and I haven't even had a beer or a sip of alcohol in almost 5 years (as of this month, it will be 5 years, actually).

I do, however, drink an outrageous amount of Diet Coke on a daily basis; and I know this is really bad for me, because of the caffeine and the Aspertame that is in the Nutrasweet. And I specifically want to mention my Diet Coke consumption, because I recall reading an article several years ago about how drinking Diet soda does something to cause the veins or blood vessels to constrict, and that seems to make sense to likely be a contributing factor of the pain I get in my legs. For some reason, I have thought/suspected that the pain in my legs is due to either nerves or circulation, or both, so when I read that about the veins/blood vessels becoming constricted, it got my attention and stuck with me.

And when I say that I drink a lot of Diet Coke, I am saying that I literally drink 1.5 to 2 gallons of Diet Coke every day of my life. No, I am not exaggerating. I have pretty much only drank found soda refills from Circle K for most of the past 3-4 years, and I have several one-gallon pitchers that I fill up at the local Circle K, and then I use the pitchers to refill my 60-ounce styrofoam cup several times throughout the day. I think I actually posted on here last year about my Diet Coke addiction and asked for advice on ways to quit drinking it, but it may have been on an older account that I used in the past. I got lots of helpful replies with good information and advice, but, it's been really hard to even start to slow down my Diet Coke intake, so, unfortunately, I am still drinking close to two gallons of Diet Coke everyday.

With this mentioned, I'm curious, does anyone think that drinking this much Diet Coke on a daily basis could actually be causing the leg pains entirely? Or, realistically, would it likely just contribute to it partially?


I should also add that I don't get out and walk or exercise very much at all, as I am pretty much always tired and unmotivated. Furthermore, I now have a long commute to work, 76 miles each way, so I now spend the vast majority of each day of my life sitting on my sorry, lazy ass. I am sitting down at a poker table when I am working (6-8 hours a day, 4 days a week), and I also spend about 2.5 hours sitting in my car while driving to and from work. And, pathetically, I spend way too much time sitting at my computer, so on days when I work, I generally spend about 4-5 more hours sitting in my chair at my computer. And on days when I don't work, I probably spend about 10-12 hours sitting at my computer. Yes, I am lazy and pathetic; and this is made easier for me to do, being that I am somewhat reclusive and I enjoy hanging out at home most of the time.

So, could it be that spending so much time sitting, with my legs not being elevated, and mostly just sitting there (except, when I move/adjust them, due to the pain), is causing/contributing to the peg/knee pain I'm experiencing?


Sorry for writing so much, and for getting off topic here; but I wanted to post and ask about this, while I was actually motivated enough to be posting something (which I rarely am these days).

Before I finish, I want to say that, from what I have heard/read about over the years, based on other people's descriptions and information about leg pains, I think it's realistic that I may be suffering from one or more of the following:

1.) RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome)
2.) Neuropathy
3.) Fibromyalgia
4.) Pinched Nerve (somewhere in my body)
5.) Poor circulation (due to sitting on my ass so much of each day of my life)
6.) Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
7.) A Bone in my leg that has somehow been bent or grown outward (I was wrestling with someone like 3-4 years ago, and I tightly squeezed them with my legs, and I honestly think that this may have somehow harmed/bent/pushed my lower leg bone outward)

Edit: 8.) A Vitamin B Deficiency (as I have not really eaten meat for the past 3-4 years)

And to elaborate on the Vitamin B Deficiency possibility, I legitimately have O.C.D. (in case you couldn't tell) and I pretty much became a vegetarian about 3-4 years ago, after seeing a disturbing image online that grossed me out and stuck with me, and it basically made it so that I've been unable to eat any sort of meat (beef, pork, chicken). I don't know very much about being healthy, but my mother has mentioned several times over the past couple years that I should be taking some sort of vitamins, to try to make up for what I'm missing by no longer eating any meat (I ate meat for my entire life, up until about 3-4 years ago, when I was 38-39 years-old; I'm now 42). Vitamin B seems to be something that I am missing out on and am legitimately in need of, so I figured that I may really be missing out by not taking a Vitamin B supplement.

I also came across something about Iron deficiency, which is something that my mom suffers from, and I definitely think that I am likely being affected by it, too, after reading about "brain fog" (i.e. cloudy thoughts, being forgetful, not being able to focus) earlier this week, as I have major issues with this, as well.

Also, part of the reason I wanted to mention that I am basically a vegetarian is to point out that I have a very poor diet, as my meal selection is really restricted, due to not being able to eat meat anymore. And I definitely believe that the unhealthy meals I often eat are significantly negatively affecting me (lots of rice, potatoes and bread; and way too much fast food, including far too many tater tots and grilled cheese sandwiches from Sonic, and bean & cheese burritos, quesadillas and french fries from Del Taco).


Again, I'm sorry for writing so much. It's now 2:02 p.m. here in Arizona right now and I have to work at 10:00 p.m. tonight, and with a 76-mile drive to work, I have to be up in about 6 hours, so I've got to try to get some sleep (which is also a seriously major problem in my life). If anyone actually read all of this and wants to reply, please know that I would genuinely appreciate some helpful replies!

P.S. I realize that some of this post should be posted in the Health and Wellness forum, so I can try to edit this post and copy/paste this last part of it and start an actual thread in there later on, if I need to do so. Like I said, I just wanted to type this out while I was motivated enough to do it.

Last edited by Arizona Renegade; 06-01-2017 at 03:28 PM.. Reason: To add that I don't eat meat and may have a Vitamin B Deficiency
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