dax

active 1 year, 7 months ago
  • I found a can of drink kept in the fridge to use as a foot roller helped along with calf stretches. Stand on the bottom stair,just on the balls of your feet (as if youre about to perform a dive) and flex up and down for a minute or two several times a day. It is incredibly painful and I struggled more first thing in the morning and if sat still…[Read more]

  • dax replied to the topic Athlete's Foot! remedies? in the forum Footcare 1 year, 9 months ago

    Good one, had a scrub with pumice stone tonight and the hot itchy feeling has gone, along with an amount of skin. Thanks.

  • dax replied to the topic Athlete's Foot! remedies? in the forum Footcare 1 year, 9 months ago

    Yeah, binned the original shoes, now have two identical pairs of everyday shoes (walking shoes Karrimor type things) so they don’t get worn on consecutive days. In an interesting side note as I knew I was going to do this I bought cheapo shoes (own brand rather than Merrill) at half the price and have noticed 0 difference in performance! Well…[Read more]

  • dax replied to the topic Athlete's Foot! remedies? in the forum Footcare 1 year, 9 months ago

    Heh, only if you can lend me your dog?

  • dax replied to the topic Athlete's Foot! remedies? in the forum Footcare 1 year, 9 months ago

    Well the Dr has looked at it and didn’t suggest anything else, and it does respond to the appropriate treatment just getting it to sod off for good seems to be impossible. Any ideas about what else it might be?

  • I went to camping last week and foolishly didn’t take waterproof shoes. I spent three days with more or less sodden feet and ever since then have had an annoyingly persistent case of athlete’s foot on one little toe. I’ve done all the suggested stuff, clean it carefully, dry it carefully, use the powder, changes socks at the drop of a hat into…[Read more]

  • dax replied to the topic Side of foot has gone numb in the forum Footcare 2 years, 3 months ago

    When your GP said ‘make another appt to discuss that’, that is what she wanted you to do. She obviously thought that a cursory glance at the end of another discussion wouldn’t be enough, so you need to do just that!

  • Not sure it would help someone with really bad arthritis, but the Back On Track products really help me with my mild arthritis-worth considering in addition to pharmaceuticals if you’ve not already.

  • Definitely go see a physiotherapist (probably have to be private). As suggested above, I was watched walking up and down, given exercises, and regular visits to check progress was being made. Got me walking correctly after a broken ankle.

  • For most people off the shelf insoles will do. I think some “podiatrists” like to over sell custom insoles even though there is a little evidence to suggest that they are any better than off the shelf ones.

    I am one of those people who has hand made insoles from a Podiatrist, and yes recently they set me back £150 a pair. I initially got a pair…[Read more]

  • dax replied to the topic Plantar fasciitis Insoles? in the forum Footcare 3 years ago

    Had it for the last 18 months.

    Tried various insoles in my boots and ended up with some from this site. They helped, also got some private physio and do things like stand on the lip of a stair on just the ball of my foot and lower my body down then lift up, also place my foot against the wall with my heel on the floor and my toes up the wall and…[Read more]