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Taking Care of my Feet

Friday, September 13, 2019

I was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy back in 2013. I was NOT diagnosed as diabetic, even though diabetes runs in the family. While pregnant in 1991 (a son was born in March 1992) I was told that I was PRE-diabetic.

Anyways, this last week, my right foot and knee have been giving me problems. Seeing as I am standing on my feet for work, it has not been pleasant. So yesterday morning I made sure to get ready for work early and take care of my feet before clocking in.

I have read that vitamin B-Complex is good for the nerves along with a bunch of other things. I take the potassium and magnesium pills to help prevent waking up with leg cramps.
The bath salts are a gift from God..I also have Dr Teal's bath salts with lavender.
Living in such a hot, dry place i really need to use lotion and moisturizer more often. My feet and lower part of my legs look all scaly like a lizard. Yesterday I slathered the lidocaine cream all over my knee before walking down to work and my knee gave me no problem all night.

These are the shoes that I wear the most..because they are comfortable and easy to slip on. I really need to get a new pair. They started wearing out at the bottom of my heel area soon after I got them almost a year ago. The left shoe is wearing out faster, but it's the right foot and knee that hurts...strange

I have been in a work warrior challenge this week, but because of feeling sore and extra tired, I have not done very well in this challenge. When looking at everyone else's step numbers I feel quite lazy but refuse to stress over the fact that I am at the bottom of the race.
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  • CGEM61
    My saying is, "you must have good shoes and a good mattress" I realize you feel comfy in those shoes, but.....your in pain, I wonder what would happen if you went to a shoe store and was professionally fitted in some other tennis shoes?
    I understand you like the ones you have, maybe you can ask for that brand?

    I enjoy Dr. Teals Epsom salts also, they smell wonderful also.

    i use olive oil and coconut oil on my dry skin. try it!

    wishing you the best! emoticon
    89 days ago
  • RD03875
    I hope your feet feel better!
    90 days ago
  • WILDKAT781
    I also have PN. Take care of those feet! Lidocaine cream is wonderful, i cannot take Lyrica or neurotin because of the side effects
    90 days ago
    Totally agree w/TREK! Your gait has to be uneven w/the uneven wear on the shoes, and that is a set up for joint pain. But you're doing well having things to address your neuropathy and dry sking. Good luck!
    90 days ago
    When I am home I hate wearing shoes. Supposedly doctors tell you not to go barefoot if you’re diabetic or just have neuropathy. But there have been times at work that if my feet hurt then I kick my shoes off and walk around the store in my socks. No matter what any doc says, my feet feel better out of shoes. I am not the type of person to suffer for fashion couldn’t pay me to wear high heels. I also have scoliosis so I gave up high heels by the time I was 20.
    90 days ago
    My dear girl, your feet are trying to tell you to get some better, supportive shoes! emoticon Wearing worn out shoes will give you knee pains! emoticon
    90 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/13/2019 3:14:40 PM
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