Our Feet

Mom and boys
By Mom and boys Latest Reply 2009-11-24 14:40:03 -0600
Started 2009-11-23 08:13:21 -0600

I was just wondering, as a diabetic do we have a greater chance of basic problems with our feet.. Arthritis? I have recently injured my big toe (a bottle fell on it). The swelling is gone, the burse is gone and I am still having minimal pain, little tingle like nerve pain. I did not see a dr. but now I am wondering if I should have?


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sweething
sweething 2009-11-24 14:12:58 -0600 Report

I dropped something on the top of my foot and didn't think anything about it (except to say a few words I only say to myself!) Several years later I went on a tour of Washington DC and had to get off and on the bus. Every time I got off onto cobble stone or regular streets, the top of my foot hurt. I made an emergency visit to my podiatrist, and I had irritated a bone fragment that chipped off when I dropped something heavy on it! They can remove it, but it eventually stopped bothering me, and hasn't since. You may have chipped a bone in your toe. Even if you broke a toe, all they do is tape it to the one next to it. Been there and done that, too!

Abundance
Abundance 2009-11-24 14:40:03 -0600 Report

I have heard that liquid colloidal silver and aloe vera are good for healing diabetic ulcers that are otherwise difficult to heal. Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about this?

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-11-23 16:56:38 -0600 Report

Harlan it happened about 10 days ago. I did not realize that my foot was smashed for over 24hrs (ok that may be problem #1). What actually happened was 6 bottles of wine dropped from a ½ case carrier as I was taking groceries out of my SUV. At the time I was so freaked because 3 bottle broke behind my car and I was in a hurry to put groceries away then off to pick up kids from school. Once home was involved in the evening of activates. As I was walking to dinner I noticed that my fool hurt but I was dressed up in real shoes in not sneakers. The next day I once again jumped up and drove the kids to a swim meet 2 hr. away (never noticed a thing). That night when I got into the bath I noticed the black (bruise on the toe). The next morning the toe was swollen. I kept ice on it during the swim meet and by the next day it was much better. Now I am wondering podiatrist or orthopedic?

And not I did not drink any of the wine to try and make the pain go away :)

pmsteve
pmsteve 2009-11-23 16:25:11 -0600 Report

It's so easy to injure your feet and have it develop from a minor hurt to a major problem. I have problems with ingrown toenails and have to continually tend to them other wise serious sores and infection can develop. Once this happens it's an uphill fight to get the little buggers healed up. Easier to stay on top of minor problems before they make you a couple of feet shorter than the height on your driver's license. When in doubt, see a doctor!

Hinboyz3
Hinboyz3 2009-11-23 12:16:27 -0600 Report

Sometimes when we injure ourselves it takes a little more time than usual for us to heal. I happen to have fallen off my bike yesterday and thought nothing of it until later that night, but boy did I feel it in the morning. Im still feeling it when I move a certain way. So I know it's gonna take a little while to heal from the inside(bruise) out! I soaked in a hot tub of Epsom salt to it helped. Hope you do feel better soon, we do have to watch out for our feet especially.

ptsparkle
ptsparkle 2009-11-23 10:26:11 -0600 Report

Basic answer is yes. As mentioned above, cuts and bruises are the main culprits. We also have to inspect daily, especially if you have neuropathy. Another concern is callouses (sp). With neuropathy, a bruise or ulcer can form under the callous, and bythe time it is detected, it may be major trouble. You should see a podiatrist a couple of times a year. The only thing good about neuropathy is you don't feel it when you stub your toes, or drop thing on them. The bad thing is.. if you don't inspect daily, you wont know you did it! Good luck. Jim

Harlen
Harlen 2009-11-23 09:34:42 -0600 Report

I do it every three four months I think I like the pain lol
I know what you meen it take me 3-4 monthes for it to heal all the way and theres not much a Doc can do
How long ago did you do it?
Best wishes
Harlen

BIRDY
BIRDY 2009-11-23 08:33:38 -0600 Report

sorry to hear you had such an accident and glad to know your toe is better now.I'm very new on this diabet thing but so far I know the must important things with the feet are cuts&burns , open wounds shortly.But your case is bit different and I'm thinking that your trouble already gone.But it may be helpful for you to rubbing with an anti-allergic cream. I hope your pain goes away in the soonest time.

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