am a 51 year old working chef who is involved with hands on production in my kitchen. I work for a large catering company who caters to the sports complexes in my area and I run a production kitchen.I am pretty much on my feet for about 8-10 hours a day along with walking and bending constantly. This is the second year of dealing with this. doctors gave me medication for the pain which makes me drowsy so I only use it at night. My question is are there any other chefs or cooks who have similar problems and any suggestions on how to deal with this through the course of the day. wheather the use of braces, special types of shoes or what ever. remember am only 51 and way too young to call it quits.