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11/23/19 9:51 P

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Mine are also wide with a narrow heel. Plus the right foot is just slightly smaller than the left (not noticeably, just very slight) and my socks are always crawling down under my feet. It drives me nuts, besides hurting when they get down there.



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11/23/19 1:04 A

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ROFLOL at your description, Duck foot prints. That about sums it up....

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11/22/19 4:20 P

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Good luck, IRISHGIRL! I'm in the same canoe with LITTLEWIND... short, wide feet, and I have a narrow heal. Getting out of a pool looks like some huge duck left foot prints... LOL
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P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But I don't think you have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too!


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11/18/19 7:45 A

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Glad to hear I'm not going crazy. I hate shoe shopping. I can never find shoes that fit comfortably. I'm going shoe shopping this weekend, so wish me luck, lol.



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11/17/19 12:33 P

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I can understand the wide feet, not the short ones. I have boats. When younger I measured 6 1/2 D, so I had to wear 7 1/2 B because nobody carried D width in women's shoes, not even C width. Now I wear 9 1/2 in the Asics so I fall over my toes.



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11/17/19 1:53 A

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When one wears compression stockings it's even harder to get shoes to fit, because once I take to stockings off, I cannot wear the same shoes again I wear slippers around the house and I have to have 2 sizes of those - one for daytime wear with my stockings on, the other for evening wear without the stockings. It is even more frustrating because my feet are so wide, and short! My entire life, I have always had a hard time finding shoes that fit me. For that reason, I always went barefoot in the house, but I have learned to wear slippers now. What I have now is wearing out so I need to find some new ones. Not easy to do.

Good luck finding shoes to fit and I hope you find a doctor who can help with your foot pain.


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11/16/19 9:36 P

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IRISHGIRL, I have trouble finding shoes, too. It's been years since I have been able to find any shoes that I can wear besides Asics. I have some older SAS that I wear around the house and I'm not sure what I am going to do about those because the soles have holes in them. The other problem I have is all those shoes are high priced. The Asics I can find on sale all the time. Guess you have to be retired to wear those kind of shoes all the time, though.



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11/16/19 5:58 P

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Kathy: once again, a font of good information! Thank you.

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True, 1CRAZYDOG... but some places like that require a prescription written by a podiatrist, and if you do that, your medical insurance may pay for most of the cost of the shoes... they are pretty pricey...

"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But I don't think you have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too!


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If you have a RiteWay or larger medical supply place, sometimes they sell diabetic shoes that they specially measure you for and they protect the feet. Good luck.

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11/16/19 3:24 P

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I am really struggling with this myself. My feet have been hurting me for years. I have been taking medicine, but I'm still in pain. I am working on the diet which helps, but working out has been hard due to the pain. Also, I also have been having a hard time finding shoes that fit me right. Any suggestions? I keep getting blisters.



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11/16/19 12:54 P

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Kathy: That's the BEST advice . . . . get a specialist's advice.

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11/16/19 11:04 A

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The neuropathy does exactly that! Your brain thinks you are moving your foot forward, and it goes off at an angle... but I never had both feet go in the same direction. There are some other medical conditions that can cause that... I would advise talking to a doctor or neurology specialist maybe...? It never hurts to ask questions...
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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But I don't think you have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too!


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There also is a medication they can use (believe it's Lyrica?) Label use is for depression. But off-label, can be tried for neuropathy.

I personally had it in hands and feet. When my blood sugars got down from the 300's to the 100's and 90's it began to heal. I control my diabetes with a moderate fat, low carb diet. No problems. But I can tell as soon as the soon as the blood sugar is going too high.

And yes, that is an infrared light they used to use.

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11/16/19 1:35 A

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Linda, I think you are right. For the life of me I couldn't think of "infrared."

I can feel pretty well with my neuropathy, though last time at the doctor's I apparently didn't feel in two toes. Believe me, if I step on something I will feel it, though. I haven't ever thought of balance problems being from neuropathy. I get them usually when I look up at something above me or look to the side. Sometimes if I get up too suddenly. Would neuropathy cause walking at an angle instead of straight? Like if you are trying to go straight, but go in a diagonal instead? I have done that several times.



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I think those "red lights" are called infared lights. I know several years ago one could buy little home units, but I don't know how much those units cost and I have not tried it.... Maybe try doing a google search?

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I was sent to physical therapy to help with my balance issues due to neuropathy... doing ankle rotations in a dangling position with ankle weights around the foot actually helped. A lot. But I still have issues from time to time when my blood glucose levels are high, and the longer it goes the worse it gets... eating too many carbs, lack of movement, and stress, are HUGE contributors.

My neuropathy isn't rare but nor is it the most common type either, it involves more of the central nerve perceptions. Basically, I can feel a lot more than some, but my feet wander... my brain doesn't know where my feet are... Walking takes a lot of focus!
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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But I don't think you have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too!


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11/15/19 10:56 P

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Thank you for your input, Darlene. That helps me a little more. I am working on eating better, less carbs and hoping to lose weight and hoping that will help some.

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I can't remember what it is called, but had treatments with a red light that helps with circulation. That was several years ago and after that podiatrist retired the new podiatrist said it doesn't do anything and they quit doing them for anyone. My PCP said the new podiatrist was one who liked doing surgery. There is some chiropractor, I think, in the Denver area that has some kind of treatment he is doing, but I can't afford to find out anything about it. Back when I was getting the red light therapy I also got my diabetes under control and the neuropathy seemed to go away. It's back now.



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Anyone experience neuropathy. Have you found anything that helps ease it.
I have some pins and needle feeling in my feet, but mostly feels like something is in my shoes when there isnít anything.. When I went to doctor(a podiatrist) he said use ice or heat and you pretty much just need to deal with it.

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