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Tennis shoes are the most comfortable for me also. But...please tell me what we are suppose to wear when we go somewhere where tennis shoes would not be alright to wear...like Church? I have had to quit going because of my feet.

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Catty

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Hi All

I have feet problems,too. I have an appt with podiatrist next week and she wants to cut away thick skin that has formed under my feet where I have lost padding :unsure: it sounds painful to me. Has anyone had this done and if so, how did it go?...not too keen on this idea.

Helen

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oh, Helen, NO, dont let them do that to your feet! I had it done 2 weeks ago and Im still in agony! I only had a little hard skin but the podiatrist worked on my feet and the next day I could hardly walk! I couldn't bear shoes or any bedcovers to touch the tips of my feet until the next week. (I had to just suffer the Raynaud's)

My podiatrist is usually so good, and knows my medical history (its very involved) but she made it feel like she had cut my feet to the bone, I was in so much pain.

Please dont allow your feet to be treated like this, the sclero must have more of an impact on some people than others, but Id advise you not to have much done, maybe just gently remove a tiny bit of hard skin yourself over many days, and check how your feet feel after each tiny bit. And try to moisturise your feet afterwards too, maybe one of the heel balms that are sold in pharmacys/drug stores.

best wishes to everyone

 

Debs

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Hi Everyone

 

My massage therapist put me on to a particular brand of pumice stone (actually made of glass, so it's antibacterial, can be disinfected after use, etc). It is the best I have ever used to rid me of hard skin that makes my heals hurt, simple and pain free! I just keep mine in the shower and use it 1-2 times a week or when needed. I've never had anything work as good. Not very expensive either and it lasts for years. I won't let anyone use a blade on a pedicure for me anymore either...did that once as well, big mistake, I was sore for weeks too!

 

If you want to send me a private message, I can tell you the brand.


Sending good wishes your way!

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Hi Helen,

 

I wouldn't let any doctor cut or scrape anything off me because I heal so slowly because of the sclero. It would have to be a matter of life and death before I would even consider it!!

 

Mary in Texas

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Hey Susie...not just any pumice stone ;) ...I've bought a few other kinds that worked only somewhat and they took a ton more effort to use...but they just didn't cut it like this glass spa one does, newer technology I guess....I have no idea how it works better, just know that it definitely does? No pun intended though :lol:


Sending good wishes your way!

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Thank you all so much for your replies. I am so glad I asked about this before I had it done. I will try to get a glass pumice stone and work on them myself. :thank-you:

 

Best wishes everyone

 

Helen

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Thank you for making that point clear, Snowbird...I stand corrected :emoticon-hug:

 

I am so glad that you found this particular pumice stone to work so well for you. I can see why it would,it being most sanitary, as well as effecttive!

 

I'm also in strong agreement with everyone else, in that when one has an autoimmune disease, healing is a factor to be strongly considered, when contemplating something such as Helen was.

Helen, I am so glad you reconsidered!

 

Keep us posted on how you're doing?


Special Hugs,

 

Susie Kraft

ISN Support Specialist

ISN Chat Host

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Hi

 

Just remembered my close second to getting rid of the hard skin on my feet (before my new friend, the glass pumice stone). If you soak your feet in warm water and white vinegar for a little while -- I used to soak mine about 10 minutes, then do a little pumice work, then soak them again for another 5-10 minutes and pumice them again to finish them off. Then slather on some nice cream followed by some warm woolly socks. This also works really well and softens your skin too. I never really measured the amounts. I would say maybe 2/3 water and 1/3 vinegar (I just filled the bucket as high as required for my feet and then free poured the white vinegar in).


Sending good wishes your way!

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Hi Snowbird! I sent you a private message wanting to know the brand name of the pumice stone you used a couple of day sago...did you get it?

Hugs,

Catty

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Hi Catty...I didn't...but got this one now...I've answered you a couple of times (I think!!)...sorry about that....


Sending good wishes your way!

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I have this problem too.. Feels like I'm walking on bone. Im glad I found this post and that im not alone! I find it very hard to walk barefoot (or just socks) because of the lack of padding and I get cramps in my feet from the cold. Thermal insoles help alot and I always wear thick soled boots and thermal socks. Unfortunately my friends criticise me over my footware, this hurts me alot and I'm sick of explaining why I have to wear them...

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Rest assured, HazelTree, you'll never have to explain any choice of clothing to the members here.

 

My weirdest shoes are totally lambswool lined! They're ankle boots, black suede, and really big because of the lambswool. Very cozy.

 

Admittedly I tend not to wear them that often as I do look a bit like Mini Mouse on a bad shoe day. I take comfort, though, in the knowledge that I'd never get judged by fellow sufferers because they understand and know there are more important things in life.

:bye:


Charliehorse

 

Life is better with Jeeves and Wooster

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Oh Charliehorse, you're so funny! That's what my new boots look like, mini mouse feet, I just couldn't seem to come up with the similarity to describe it myself!! :emoticons-yes:


Sending good wishes your way!

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