By Ambrosestorm Latest Reply 2011-07-17 18:06:05 -0500
Started 2011-07-08 19:02:54 -0500

All shoes tend to hurt my legs and feet so I went and got me some of those diabetic shoes from the Dr. My feet and legs hurt worse now than before. I was told to give them time. Its been 6 months. My neuropathy doesn't bother me half as bad when I run around in the house with just my thick socks on. Does anyone else have a problem with shoes? I know I'm not supposed to run around with just my socks but I can't take the shoes.

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5 replies

sakeena 2011-07-17 18:06:05 -0500 Report

Neuropathy is my biggest gripe, I get the burning stabbing that has me walking the floor. I tried Lyrica is worked but I could not work with the side effects.

ochibeachgirl 2011-07-14 16:51:31 -0500 Report

I have numbness and tingling in my feet, sometimes stabbing pain. Hate shoes and would rather go without but the dangers are too many. I stick with flipflops most of the time. Lost 2 toenails from shoes - they fell out. Nice new ones are now grown back, but anyway, my doc gave me Cymbalta, and the sensations are much less. Still don't like shoes. Don't like socks either. So it's slippers - the toes need to breathe!

Dixiemom 2011-07-11 12:09:08 -0500 Report

To put it bluntly, I hate shoes. Because of my neuropathy I go barefoot. I have more control and no slipping and more balance as I can feel the floor. I have footdrop and the neuro. wants me to get orthotics on both feet but I said no. I have one and haven't used it in several years, it's gathering dust in the cxloset. I feel safer going around , in the house, without shoes. I do wear socks in the winter along with leg warmers. When I go outside to do anything I wear Nikies primarily to keep from damaging my feet and ankles with my power chair. I use the chair outside and a walker in the house due to my lack of balance.

lmkilday 2011-07-08 21:56:47 -0500 Report

There are shoes made for diabetics. They have a larger toe box than other shoes and have extra cushioning in the sole.

jayabee52 2011-07-08 20:00:00 -0500 Report

My diabetic shoes hurt my "Burning" neuropathic feet when I had first put them on. The instructions I got from Foot Smart, the supplier, was to start wearing them for 2 hours per day and then slowly build up to all day. I am OK with wearing them all day, but if I am not going out that day (or until later in t

he day) I wear socks and slippers with hard rubber soles. I try to never go barefoot, which used to be my favorite mode of footwear before I was Dx'd.

The shoes with the custom made inserts, really don't lessen my burning neuropathy pain, but I don't want to wear shoes which may potentially cause problems with my feet. So far so good.