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Re: questions about feet

Post by alongwalkhome » Sat Apr 05, 2008 15:51

I'm off to a (supposedly) super-duper foot dude right now to be fitted for new orthotics!

Thank you for inspiring me, Dr. Knibbles (and Phalange, of course!)

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Re: questions about feet

Post by squirrelboutique » Tue May 20, 2008 03:42

Phalange!

¿Entiende español?

I only ask because I'm wondering about this foot thing, and the only version I could find of the commercial is in Spanish.

This thing seems pretty gross, but would it work? The bin thing full of them at the pharmacy tempts me every time I go in there.



Also, my feet are nowhere near as rough as the people in the commercial, who have muy rough feet.

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Re: questions about feet

Post by knibbles » Tue May 20, 2008 08:02

Ah, the Ped Egg. Lovely piece of engineering. Yes, Squirrel Bootyluv, the Ped Egg will work fairly well, it's sort of like a cheese grater, but instead of grating cheese with it you grate your feet off with it. The only problem with them is that it is possible to be overzealous with them and make your feet sore by taking too much skin off, but if you promise on Phalange's life that you won't get carried away whilst using it, then I give you my blessing to get one. You might want to use in conjunction with a moisturizing cream each day. I'd only recommend one if you have quite a lot of hard skin, otherwise you might be best off with just a sandpaper type foot file or a pumice stone, which you can't possibly injure yourself with, unless you eat the pumice stone and use the sandpaper file on your eyes or something.
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Re: questions about feet

Post by Sylvie » Tue Dec 18, 2012 19:05

I didn't realise there was a thread all about foot problems when I was moaning about my toenail last year, but I thought I'd use to ask for advice about my current foot woes.

There are areas of hard skin and white bits on my feet that get quite painful after walking around, especially in cold weather. I think I've got Raynaud's syndrome and have heard that can contribute towards corns and calluses (urgh!) It feels weird when my feet go cold & numb, then a bit sore during the red & hot phase that follows. Anyway, I guess my question is, should I try to remove this dead skin and stuff myself or ask to see the podiatrist?

I think I need to get some thermal tights & socks and some boots that have better insulation and cushioning on the sole.
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Re: questions about feet

Post by knibbles » Wed Dec 19, 2012 16:10

Sylvie wrote:I didn't realise there was a thread all about foot problems when I was moaning about my toenail last year, but I thought I'd use to ask for advice about my current foot woes.

There are areas of hard skin and white bits on my feet that get quite painful after walking around, especially in cold weather. I think I've got Raynaud's syndrome and have heard that can contribute towards corns and calluses (urgh!) It feels weird when my feet go cold & numb, then a bit sore during the red & hot phase that follows. Anyway, I guess my question is, should I try to remove this dead skin and stuff myself or ask to see the podiatrist?

I think I need to get some thermal tights & socks and some boots that have better insulation and cushioning on the sole.
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You are deffo right about your shoes. If it's not too weird, PM me a photo of your feet and I'll tell you if it is corns or something else. You can ask for referral to a podiatrist, or refer yourself in certain areas. Each area has different referral criteria so whether you would be eligible or not would depend on your local guidelines. If you've got corns or callus and want to treat yourself, you will need a big file and some Flexitol heel balm. It's difficult to get corns out yourself, and usually requires a scalpel which you can't really do yourself. I would avoid corn removal plasters/liquid especially if you think you have Raynaud's.

Did your toenail sort itself out in the end? It sounded nasty.
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Re: questions about feet

Post by islandhopper » Wed Dec 19, 2012 16:35

For the last few days the arch of my foot has been sore once I get home and take my shoes off. What's all that about then?

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Re: questions about feet

Post by knibbles » Wed Dec 19, 2012 17:14

islandhopper wrote:For the last few days the arch of my foot has been sore once I get home and take my shoes off. What's all that about then?


You've recently moved house, as you may or may not already know. Have you gone from carpetted to wooden floors? That can do it.

What sort of shoes have you been wearing, Chris? Are they flat inside or do they have an arch filler?
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Re: questions about feet

Post by islandhopper » Wed Dec 19, 2012 17:28

knibbles wrote:
islandhopper wrote:For the last few days the arch of my foot has been sore once I get home and take my shoes off. What's all that about then?


You've recently moved house, as you may or may not already know. Have you gone from carpetted to wooden floors? That can do it.

What sort of shoes have you been wearing, Chris? Are they flat inside or do they have an arch filler?
Check out Sherlock Knibbles! I have gone from mostly carpeted and laminate, to proper wooden floors throughout. My shoes are flat. What can I do?

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Re: questions about feet

Post by knibbles » Wed Dec 19, 2012 17:40

islandhopper wrote:
Check out Sherlock Knibbles! I have gone from mostly carpeted and laminate, to proper wooden floors throughout. My shoes are flat. What can I do?
You need to move house. Immediately. Don't stop to collect your belongings, this is a foot emergency.

Alternatively, you could ask Father Christmas very nicely for a pair of slippers, and get some insoles with an arch support in them and put them in the slippers, and possibly a pair in your work shoes too. Your feet will get used to the new floors in a couple of months, but slippers + insoles should see you through for a bit. I'll find a link for some decent arch support insoles in a bit and PM you it, duckie.
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Re: questions about feet

Post by islandhopper » Wed Dec 19, 2012 22:36

knibbles wrote:
islandhopper wrote:
Check out Sherlock Knibbles! I have gone from mostly carpeted and laminate, to proper wooden floors throughout. My shoes are flat. What can I do?
You need to move house. Immediately. Don't stop to collect your belongings, this is a foot emergency.

Alternatively, you could ask Father Christmas very nicely for a pair of slippers, and get some insoles with an arch support in them and put them in the slippers, and possibly a pair in your work shoes too. Your feet will get used to the new floors in a couple of months, but slippers + insoles should see you through for a bit. I'll find a link for some decent arch support insoles in a bit and PM you it, duckie.
Thanks! I have slippers, so I will invest in some insoles.

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Re: questions about feet

Post by Sylvie » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:28

knibbles wrote:You are deffo right about your shoes. If it's not too weird, PM me a photo of your feet and I'll tell you if it is corns or something else. You can ask for referral to a podiatrist, or refer yourself in certain areas. Each area has different referral criteria so whether you would be eligible or not would depend on your local guidelines. If you've got corns or callus and want to treat yourself, you will need a big file and some Flexitol heel balm. It's difficult to get corns out yourself, and usually requires a scalpel which you can't really do yourself. I would avoid corn removal plasters/liquid especially if you think you have Raynaud's.

Did your toenail sort itself out in the end? It sounded nasty.
I think the way it works at my surgery is that you ask for a form at reception and refer yourself to the podiatrist (that's what happened with The Great Toe Disaster of 2011 anyway). I tried filing my feet in the summer, which did help a bit, but didn't completely get rid of them. I'm 99% sure I do have Raynaud's, but just haven't had it diagnosed by a doctor, so it might be worth actually confirming that before I refer myself to the podiatrist. I just hope it is only corns or calluses and nothing worse. It is a bit weird to take photos of my feet, but I will send you some (hopefully you won't go “urrrghhhh!”) Thanks for all your help by the way!

My toenail is almost back to normal now, thankfully. There's still a slight bump in it, but I can wear any shoes I want now and it doesn't cause me any pain or discomfort.
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Re: questions about feet

Post by Sylvie » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:57

I've finally had my corns removed! Hurray! Thanks for helping out, Knibbles *skips about without pain*

It turns out I have tight calf and thigh muscles, which causes me to walk with more pressure on the front of my foot (where the corns were). The podiatrist gave me a leaflet with some stretching exercises to do. I'm glad it's all sorted now anyway and just have to try to prevent them developing again.
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Re: questions about feet

Post by Sylvie » Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:32

Can't believe I'm saying this after the last post in this thread, but............ I've got bloody corns again. I think it was overexercising combined with me always putting pressure on the front of my feet.

Is there anyway I can remove them at home myself? I'm not particularly squeamish and have noticed you can buy scalpels in chemists. Is it stupid of me to consider this?
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Re: questions about feet

Post by knibbles » Fri Jun 13, 2014 20:50

Sylvie wrote:Can't believe I'm saying this after the last post in this thread, but............ I've got bloody corns again. I think it was overexercising combined with me always putting pressure on the front of my feet.

Is there anyway I can remove them at home myself? I'm not particularly squeamish and have noticed you can buy scalpels in chemists. Is it stupid of me to consider this?
It's not stupid, lots of people treat corns themselves, but it's tricky and obviously using a scalpel can be dangerous. Be careful! If you do self treat with a scalpel, try and get in to a routine of daily creaming and filing to try and prevent them getting to that stage again and having to do more sharp debridement. If you have got Raynauds then you won't heal so well if you cut yourself and will be more prone to infections, especially if your nutrition level isn't great at the moment.

If you've got corns again, have a think about what shoes you've been wearing since they developed, especially if you've had some new ones, or if there's some that you're particularly uncomfortable in, and if you do think it might be a certain pair causing it, then get rid of them.

Hope you get them sorted soon!
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Re: questions about feet

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:37

My ankle still hurts like a mother. Does gout do that? Like make yr ankle all hurty but not swell-up and stuff and make you feel like you have something wedged in between yr tendons* or something. This is not the gout that I signed up for.

Or whatever the crap it is they put in feet/ankles nowdays.
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