Two painful feet
By Two painful feet Latest Reply 2017-09-29 10:54:56 -0500
Started 2009-01-03 00:25:17 -0600

Does anyone else have dermal thermomreter? I would like to talk to someone that does.

This thermometer was given to me after doing a study module at healthy outcomes.
Has any one who has neropthy of the feet and legs gone to this site and received the thermometer? Can someone please help me understand what the numbers mean?
I received my free temptouch today. These are my temps.
right foot left foot difference
1. 85.4 1. 83.4 1. 2.
2. 87.8 2. 85.4 2. 2.4
3. 95.5 3. 86.3 3. 9.2
4. 88.5 4. 84.9 4. 3.6
5. 89.5 5. 86.3 5. 2.9
6. 91.2 6. 84.3 6. 6.9

Now what are we suppose to do with these numbers. It says to call our nurse or doctor. Will they know what I'm talking about? I think I have more information about diabetes from this group than my doctor knows.

Thank you so much for all the information that each of you have given me.

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19 replies

sparkysmom 2009-02-06 18:55:45 -0600 Report

I got one from them too. I showed it to my Dr He thought it was a good idea. I can tell when my plalnters wart is going to pop up by taking temps om my foot.

GabbyPA 2009-02-06 17:21:55 -0600 Report

I have mine and from what I understand it goes this way.

You measure your spots according to the diagram that they sent you. Then you calculate the difference between the same spots on each foot.
Like your #1 spot is 85.4 - 83.4 = 2 (degreese difference)
What you are looking for is a difference of 4 or more degrees on the same spot of the left and right foot.
You only compare the same numbered spots taken on the same day. I found that there is a difference of my foot temps on different days...but that is just usually due to activity.
If you are finding that you have a temperature difference of over 4 degrees, then there could be something going on inside your foot, and then you need to speak to your doctor.
It is probably more useful if you consult your podiatritist and if that same temp difference continues for several days, you need to have it checked out.
I hope that helps.
I love mine. It is very intersting and easy to use. Just another way to help keep my eyes on my body.

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Two painful feet 2009-01-04 21:20:06 -0600 Report

Thank you for all your replies. I have an appointment on the 12th. I'm sure my doctor will say she doesn't know anything about it. Every time I mention something that I learned from this and other sites. She tells me that she knows medicine and I don't and that I need to let her be my doctor. But I will ask to be seen by a endrocrinolist. Thank you again
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Anngelia 2009-01-05 11:05:43 -0600 Report

Doctors need to work with you and you need to be comfortable with your doctor. A change to an endocrinologist might be a good one but you need to find one you feel you can work with. We all have to take some responsibility for our health. Listen to your doctors but if they dont listen to you…look for another one.

Anngelia 2009-01-04 09:34:45 -0600 Report

I need to look into one of those. I think I have neuropathy in my feet. It might be multiple sclerosis that causes the problem but after being a diabetic for 38 years I think neuropathy is a pretty safe bet.

2009-01-03 23:04:09 -0600 Report

From the Healthy Outcomes site:
The TempTouch® is an infrared skin thermometer. We suggest patients, who have lost the feeling on their feet, take temperatures on the bottom of both feet each morning and compare these temperatures from spot to spot. Should there ever be a 4ºF difference on the same spot (say the heel of one foot vs. the other) from one day to the next, the spot with the higher temperature is a “hot spot.” For the first day simply stay off your feet. If the temperature continues being hotter than the opposite foot site the next day, do not wait - call your doctor for instructions. The action taken can be a simple doctor visit or another suggestion from the clinician. This could save you from an ulcer or an amputation.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-01-03 23:15:12 -0600 Report

What do you do when you have 1 foot.(LOL) I am an amputee…Debe

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Two painful feet 2009-01-05 14:32:14 -0600 Report

Debe, I call the company that makes the temp touch thermomater. I ask what you with one foot could do. She said take temps on bottom of foot then on top of foot. Hope this will help you.

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2009-01-03 22:51:45 -0600 Report

I have one also. What it is showing you is the temperature of the skin on your feet. The information that came with it says that if you have a difference of more than 4 degrees from one foot to the other you should call your doctor as you said. What that is saying basically is that there is a possible ulcer building under the skin. I don't know if it's true or not so I am going to bring it along when I see my doctor next time and see if he thinks it's of any value for me to do daily (it's kind of a pain to add another routine to my morning). He's not an Endocrinologist he's an Internal Medicine doctor but is a Certified Diabetes Doctor. I stopped doing it everyday because my numbers on each foot were pretty much the same every day.

When do you see the doctor next? With that much of a difference I think I would be a little concerned. As long as you are sure that you did it in the right spots.


Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-01-03 22:56:41 -0600 Report

Judy,Where do ou get this at?…Debe

2009-01-03 23:00:21 -0600 Report

I joined the HealthyOutcomes.com site that Amy sent us a long time ago and you take surveys and such and build up points and you can buy things with the points. I have the temptouch, an at home A1C test, more glucose tablets than I'll ever need LOL and lots of things.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-01-03 22:44:21 -0600 Report

I think Gabby mention something about this, but I'm not sure. I would like to know more on this also. I really never heard anything on this either…Debe

Avera 2009-01-03 22:38:30 -0600 Report

I have never used one of these so I can't help you. I thought I would just write this and bring the discussion forward so maybe someone else who missed it might read and reply.

If nothing else, go back to the site where you received the therometer and write the people there and ask.

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