chloeautumnx 25/01/18
Last reply 2 months ago
Pressure sores?

Hi,
I suffer from foot drop and therefore walk differently, especially if I don’t have my aids on which help it. On the affected leg (right), I have what I believe to be a pressure sore on the side of my big toe which is because my foot goes in and rests on that part. It is very red and very sore. Also on this foot, my toes curl under and the same is happening there. However, the same has started to happen on my left foot but on every toe and the side of my big toe. I know I compensate so that will be why. I use double crutches, an FES machine or foot brace and a wheelchair at times. Do I need to go and see my GP about these sores? What can be done? Thanks x

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stumbler
2 months ago

@chloeautumnx , yes, pop in and see your GP in the first instance. If it is a pressure sore(s), then you need to know how address this before it gets worse.

I found this, which might be appropriate :-

https://www.healthline.com/symptom/claw-toe

So, some of your walking aids, e.g. the splint orthotic may help correct the problem.


chloeautumnx
2 months ago

Hi @stumbler and thanks. Unsure whether the claw toe is as servere as some of the google pics but that could be what’s happening. What I don’t understand though is that I have been wearing my splint/machine so didn’t think this would happen. But then again, my feet are always freezing despite everything I’ve tried so perhaps I use my toes without realising? X


mmhhpp
2 months ago

Hi @chloeautumnx
Could they be caused by cold? I used to had them on legs not anymore cause i protect them very well now but if i forget gloves they appear on hands! Red marks painful…do not go easyly xc

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