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Offline Victoria

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Walking heel pain
« on: 21 March 2016, 05:28:35 PM »
My heels underneath have become bruised feeling over the last week or so and as I really need to keep walking wonder if anyone has any suggestions other than sorbothane insoles as they overfill boot space and feel a bit uncomfy. Have looked for padded socks but none seem really padded so what now? :-\
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Re: Walking heel pain
« Reply #1 on: 21 March 2016, 11:26:20 PM »
Victoria I managed to make the balls of my feet raw yesterday... I know why, the same boots did it last Spring... but have you any idea why you have damaged your heels?
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Re: Walking heel pain
« Reply #2 on: 22 March 2016, 09:47:43 AM »
No Patti this just came out of the blue so just hoping it goes away soon,if I dont walk will get stiff etc and if I do I might make this worse. Have diabetic review on Thursday so will mention it and they always doppler my feet so if thats still okay must just keep going or maybe two pairs of socks?
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Re: Walking heel pain
« Reply #3 on: 22 March 2016, 11:25:53 AM »
Have you been walking on a lot of hard surfaces? Coming down hard on your heels as you walk? Could your boots need replacing? Could it be a stone bruise (odd to get one on both feet though, but not impossible!)
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Re: Walking heel pain
« Reply #4 on: 22 March 2016, 11:52:39 AM »
No Nyt just usual paths and fields and my boots are the same so cant explain it  :(
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Re: Walking heel pain
« Reply #5 on: 22 March 2016, 02:28:35 PM »
If I were you Victoria I would get it checked out, by your GP or a podiatrist if you have access to one.
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Re: Walking heel pain
« Reply #6 on: 24 March 2016, 08:53:44 PM »
DNS at clinic is reffering me to podiatrist so glad it will hopefully be solved
On the plus side my hba1c has fallen from 62 to 53  in three months ,very very happy  :D
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Re: Walking heel pain
« Reply #7 on: 24 March 2016, 10:15:18 PM »
My heels underneath have become bruised feeling over the last week or so and as I really need to keep walking wonder if anyone has any suggestions other than sorbothane insoles as they overfill boot space and feel a bit uncomfy. Have looked for padded socks but none seem really padded so what now? :-\
Do you see a podiatrist? This gets a little long. I hope my story helps a little with ideas.

After my first overseas trip (2003) my heels were very sore from all the extra walking I did. I realised the boots I wore on that trip were part of the problem. Initially I used the computer system at an athlete's footwear shop to analyse my gait, pronation etc and bought some wider (EE), softer New Balance shoes.

They were good for a while but a few years later I developed blisters on my outer toes on another trip (2008) with lots of walking. I fixed that with even wider EEEE and my first visit to my podiatrist who prescribed some commercial slip-in orthotics. They worked well until my next trip (2010) when I developed Plantar's Fasciitis in my left foot. Ouch. Not something I recommend to anyone.

My podiatrist took casts of both feet and had custom orthotics made. Over the next six months, slowly but surely, the Plantar's Fasciitis disappeared and has never returned.

I see my podiatrist regularly these days. Of course, the real cause was my trips - but stopping those is not an option :)
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Re: Walking heel pain
« Reply #8 on: 24 March 2016, 10:16:31 PM »
DNS at clinic is reffering me to podiatrist so glad it will hopefully be solved
On the plus side my hba1c has fallen from 62 to 53  in three months ,very very happy  :D

I'm glad you have been referred. Congratulations on the improved A1c!!!
Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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Re: Walking heel pain
« Reply #9 on: 24 March 2016, 10:52:57 PM »
Great reduction in Hba1c Victoria and hope the podiiatrist can shed light on your foot prob.  Your Hba1c is a huge improvement!
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Re: Walking heel pain
« Reply #10 on: 25 March 2016, 12:07:01 AM »
Yup - I was lucky and got a cancellation within a few weeks - however c 15 weeks wait is normal round these parts!
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Re: Walking heel pain
« Reply #11 on: 25 March 2016, 01:04:39 PM »
Alans post sounds a similar thing to mine .Really want to visit Cotswold outdoor shop but its 30 miles away and sited remotely so even if I got the three buses towards it still a bit of a walk where am not famliar so hoping one of my family will volunteer to take me soon. Had plantar faciitis under my toes 15 years ago and it was very painful but this is just like bruising or what my parents would have named a stone bruise and the only explanation I can come up with is the loss of some of the natural underfoot padding due to age and health
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Re: Walking heel pain
« Reply #12 on: 25 March 2016, 03:44:40 PM »
Yes - I can recall doing it a few times on beach pebbles when I was little,  Oww!

Er, Victoria - hate to say this but I've been thinking this since Post #1  - Arthriticky, sort of ? - hope not .....
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Re: Walking heel pain
« Reply #13 on: 25 March 2016, 05:20:29 PM »
Sedge    AAAHHHH nooooooo
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