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diabetic and corns

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by ligerqueen, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. ligerqueen

    ligerqueen New Member


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    I have a corn /callous on my right heal and am also diabetic it is very painful in the cold and in the evenings and i have also had a break in the same ankle when i was younger i have tried creams from the doctor which made it more painful and soaking my foot in hot water to soften the skin but that also made it more painfuli have also tried moisteriser to soften the skin and that also made it more painful i still get pain from my ankle as well and usually wear an ankle brace during the day but that is also painful for both my foot and ankle now can someone please help
     
  2. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

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    As a diabetic, it would be unwise to the point of possible disaster for you to deal with ANY foot problem by yourself. The fact that you have employed hot soaks is testimony enough for me to verify that you have no appreciation for the damage you can inflict on yourself. See a podiatrist and leave your foot care to hands-on treatment by professionals if you want a life time of having feet situated on the end of your legs or maybe even legs.
     
  3. kemalony

    kemalony New Member

    they must wear loose top 100% cotton lisle socks without any synthetic they are much absorbent and keep feet fresh day time.
     
  4. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

    As I have already opined, the care of the feet in a diabetic should be left in the hands and supervision of a professional. To do or even suggest otherwise is simply playing with fire. Johnson123 has absolutely no idea as to the severity of your diabetes or its sequallae, and it is the height of irresponsibility to thus blindly advise you on procedures by which you might self-treat your feet, and his/her recommendation that a diabetic might safely go barefoot, thus denying him/herself the basic protection for which foot gear is intended is particularly noxious. Knowledgeable evaluation, both of the foot problem and the complicating physical and medical problems of the patient is key to successful care, and there is no safe place for self directed and professionally unsupervised care in the diabetic or ANY person who might be visually, sensory or vascularly compromised and/or subject to healing problems. You will make your own decision, but heed my message or possible live to greatly regret it . . or even worse . . not live.
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2009
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