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9/15/14 12:59 A

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Bruises and blisters can be a big problem for diabetics.Yes see your Doctor.I developed a blister and underneath it had a diabetic ulcer.It was from too much walking in flip flops.I am in excellent care going to a wound clinic,Doc and podiatrist.My healing is way ahead of schedule because I have let it heal by staying OFF my feet.Good luck put your feet up.DO NOT use epsom salts or soak your feet, emoticon not for diabetics.

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9/14/14 9:22 P

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It appears you have already decided to see a doctor. That is the best and really the only option....

Foot injuries are nothing to triffle with, and as a diabetic, must be looked into regardless of the cause.

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9/14/14 12:01 P

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Thanks for the feedback both of you.

Possibly it's not the best shoe for me, but it is a good shoe, a Sacony. I have a wide foot in general so I'm mindful of that. It could be, while this is a good quality sneaker, I may need a different one than I selected. I'll bring it with me to the doc and ask. I have a feeling no matter what shoe I was wearing this was an event that I probably should not have participated in. I was no physically prepared for it. But ahh this is how we learn

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9/14/14 11:01 A

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I suspect most of the damage is from your shoes. Is there any chance that they were a little small and/or narrow in front? Going half a size too big can help, so can using minimalist running shoes that allow plenty of toe room and allow your feet to spread more. They also help you to land correctly on your fore-or midfoot rather than your heel because they are flexible in the soles and are flat front to back without a built-up heel. An inexpensive way to try is by using inexpensive water shoes (Walmart etc.)
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9/14/14 7:56 A

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Honestly, the advice I would give is see the Dr. just to make sure. Probably nothing, but with being diabetic, it's not worth chancing it.

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9/14/14 7:43 A

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I've been doing a lot of 5K's lately, even one 1/2 marathon. Just walking, sometimes crawling.
Last weekend I did my hardest event ever, not it wasn't the 13 mile half marathon. It was the 3 mile insane inflatable, which is a 3 mile walk in the sand crawling over blow up inflatables. Alittle fun, mostly grueling. Doing the half left me with the ability to leap tall buildings. But there is a serious difference in terrain. 13 miles on a dirt trail is completely different than 3 miles in the sand. To say my feet would be an understatement. I checked them out a couple of days an really some Alleve, some wounded pride and no worse for the wear.

This weekend I realize to big black and blue on each of my big toes. Just part of the toe, I'm thinking my it must be from my toes gripping and pushing up against my sneaker from all walking the sand. Also the ball of my foot is still kinda sore. It seems many experience from walking-running-jogging. Has this happened to anyone? Do you think this requires a doc visit or just one of the those things to run it's course. I'm half and half. I'm holding back on any walking right now, figure I'll give it a couple of days.

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