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Old 06-13-2019, 04:42 PM   #1
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Hi, found this forum and am so glad that I did. I didn't realize just how many people have PN. In my case it started to be very noticeable about 9 months ago (I'm a 65 year old male). For the last 7 months I've been unable to wear shoes or socks on one foot. I had sepsis back in October, nearly the whole of the bride of my foot swelled up and then burst. I had nurses round every day to change the dressing until the pain wasn't so bad and the wound had pretty much healed. Since that time I have had the burning feet, legs (somewhat) and my foot and lower leg continually swollen. I can't wear shoes or socks, not even soft, roomy, slippers. I only get out for doctor's appointments; I wear a pair of sandals with one strap at the heel and one over the bridge of the foot, very loose. I can tolerate the sandals for about an hour but I suffer with severe burning for the next day or so. My wife applies some pain cream twice a day which takes the edge of it. I must say thought that some people here have it a lot worse than me - I hope you're able to get some relief.

I actually wanted to ask if anyone could suggest some orthopedic(?) shoes that I might be able to wear with bridge of the foot pain like I have. I see lot's of shoes online for PN sufferers but don't see any that address the burning bridge. I'd really appreciate any suggestions or advice. Thank you.
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:53 PM   #2
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Hi bigbasspa

Welcome to NeuroTalk .

I hope that other members will be able to help you with suggestions about footwear which work for you.

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Old 06-14-2019, 02:05 PM   #3
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Hi bigbasspa,

The most comfortable thing I have found is buying the thick white athletic socks that Costco has, then turning them inside out so the smooth side is against the skin. Then, I wear Sketchers slip on leisure shoes with the memory foam insoles. Unfortunately, it sounds like your sensitivity is much worse than mine - so not sure if that solution will do anything for you.

Best of luck finding something that helps. I remember days when my feet were on fire, leaving work, and ripping my shoes off the second I got in the car because they were burning so bad. Then driving home barefoot.... Fortunately for me, things have improved quite a bit, and the foot pain has gone from "unbearable" to "somewhat uncomfortable". I hope you will eventually find some relief as well
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Hi bigbasspa,

The most comfortable thing I have found is buying the thick white athletic socks that Costco has, then turning them inside out so the smooth side is against the skin. Then, I wear Sketchers slip on leisure shoes with the memory foam insoles. Unfortunately, it sounds like your sensitivity is much worse than mine - so not sure if that solution will do anything for you.

Best of luck finding something that helps. I remember days when my feet were on fire, leaving work, and ripping my shoes off the second I got in the car because they were burning so bad. Then driving home barefoot.... Fortunately for me, things have improved quite a bit, and the foot pain has gone from "unbearable" to "somewhat uncomfortable". I hope you will eventually find some relief as well
Many thanks for your reply. Sounds like your condition was as bad as mine is now. I'm glad that things have got a lot better for you.
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i wear shoes with velcro straps, this way i can alter them easily during the day across the bridge of the foot to relieve pressure from swelling or pain from walking or standing.
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