Diabetic Foot Problems...Do You Have Any?

By MAYS Latest Reply 2012-01-28 10:39:24 -0600
Started 2012-01-21 13:31:22 -0600

Does anyone here have, o suffe from foot problems that are related to diabetes?

Or do you have any type of foot problems that make it difficult for you to walk, or stand comfortably?

I had surgery on my left foot to correct a dislocated toe which resulted in the next two toes developing into hammer toes which were surgically corrected also, the surgical scars left me with (what I call)Frankenstein scars!

My friends remark that I cannot go to the beach with those toes!
But I don't mind, at least I can walk without any discomfort!

Here is an interesting book on the subject of Diabetic Related Foot Ailments:



4 replies

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-01-21 14:19:20 -0600 Report

Sorry for the pain and scars. I beat if I stood bare legged next o you noone would notice your scars due to mine. I have had foot painpain for the last year. Mostly due to a year of bed rest. But also due to lifelong problems from corrections for crooked legs. It seems to hurt less if I always wear shoes when not in bed or the shower. I forgot for a few weeks to wear shoes when I wandered round the apartment. The pain is less. I don't think my issue is made better or worse due to diabetes. I think it is structural.

MAYS 2012-01-23 14:15:11 -0600 Report

Thank you for replying, I haven't heard from you in a while!
How is everything now?
Have you been prescribed anything for the pain, and/or are you wearing anything special such as a shoe or a customized insole in your shoes?
I don't mind not having "beach feet" any longer, I just think that it's funny whenever family members and friends comment about my scars which are the least of my worries.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-01-27 03:54:39 -0600 Report

Been internetless for awhile, but since hubby and I have been employed we have a connection again. Just using otc stuff. Sometimes the pain is a result of the comptrssion hose. They occassionally put pressure on a nerve. The scars beat the alternative of no legs, it was closer to that result than I care to face again.

MAYS 2012-01-28 10:39:24 -0600 Report

I am familiar with the pressure applied by compression socks/stockings on nerves!
I'll take my scars any day, as long as I can walk.
Glad to see that you are back online again and that things are going well !
Continue taking great care of yourself, don't ever be a stranger.