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#1 mexpipe

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 04:31 PM

so I have read some post here and found some help but nothing concrete so I'm posting to see if I can get some help
I came back from a trip last week and the drive was long 17hrs
so once home I developed a big blister on my left foot where I used to have a hard dry spot on my heel, I think it was because of the drive and me not moving my foot around
Ive had it for a week now and its not going away, I have a Doc appt on Monday but I still wanted to see if any one has any advice
should I pop it or keep it ?
should I panic or be patient these things take time?
thanks!!

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 05:31 PM

hey,

you need to see your podiatrist/doctor as if you have any underlying medical conditions it needs to be dealt with accordingly by a pro.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 05:46 PM

On Monday . . . . that's a long time for something like a pressure sore to only get worse. You should always react whenever you see an irregular discoloration on the skin! The foremost thing to do is keep all pressure off that area at all times. Then, keep the area dry. On your foot, I recommend not covering the blister up (no shoes if you can help it), as anything against the skin might irritate it further.

I had some pressure sores form on the bottom of my feet a few years ago, and those areas are forever more sensitive because of it, even after having healed so long ago.
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Posted 30 March 2011 - 07:56 PM

I get them on occasion,, from wrinkles in my sock,, or , as in the latest case,, wearing pressure hose. They seem to take an inordinate ammount of time to heal,, and will reassert themselves rapidly if, during the healing process, you take them for granted. By no means should you pop it. Keep it clean, and covered, and avoid direct pressure on it. But watch it closely, and take whatever action is appropriate if it worsens.

Mine are sometimes with me for a month or more, before healing completely. Nothing heals like it did upright,, but,, it's part of the deal.
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Posted 30 March 2011 - 08:47 PM

Yes, see a good podiatrist ASAP...pressure wound...I have one left from four on the lateral edges of both feet from spasming, my feet curling out against my shoes...please take care of it...I have silicon patches to place over them when I wear shoes...otherwise I just wear the old contracture boots around the house to give them time to heal...I wish you the best with it...possibly check your shoes for pressure points...

oh, and the one I had on my heel took a good month and a half to heal...with proper care...

Edited by S&W Winger, 30 March 2011 - 08:49 PM.


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Posted 07 April 2011 - 05:03 AM

Thanks for the advice guys
The Dr. Said to keep of it as much as posible and just let it heal and it is

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 08:58 AM

Thanks for the advice guys
The Dr. Said to keep of it as much as posible and just let it heal and it is


OK, this is a joke? Keep OFF it???

What, as in don't wear your foot when in your wheelchair??? :dunno:


Hope you heal fast!



Edited by S&W Winger, 07 April 2011 - 09:00 AM.


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#8 mexpipe

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 05:17 PM

haha yea I know right!!
just don't go any where or do anything

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 06:47 PM

I had this problem, and put on some sticky spongy stuff the district nurse gave me on another occasion. Then it happened again. Then I discovered (don't laugh) I had left a sock scrunched up in my boot! Once that was removed it was soon sorted. Stupid eh?

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 09:45 AM

hey

don't pop it just alco wipe it
it will shrivel up

check out my blistter i had on my heal

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 11:53 AM

hey

don't pop it just alco wipe it
it will shrivel up

check out my blistter i had on my heal




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Posted 12 May 2011 - 06:49 AM

Yea that's pretty much what mine looked like and just a few weeks of taking care of it and it just started coming off


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