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Help! I have tried coconut oil and socks / shea butter and socks.
They really hurt when I walk. The bleeding (that may lead to infection) scares me because I am a diabetic.
Any advice? (I am 100% raw.)
Thanks, friends. I know I can count on you all for help!
05-04-2008, 06:52 PM
Oh wow! I'm sorry to hear of this and I KNOW that's scary to be experiencing that as a diabetic!
Ummm...now, I KNOW this is controversial but I remember reading the book "Tissue Cleaning Through Bowel Management" by Bernard Jensen. In that book, he has case studies of people who had various issues who did his system of bowel cleansing through enemas (colemas I believe to be exact) as well as dietary changes and there were some shocking photos of people with feet that were severely cracked, bleeding, had large gaping wounds, etc. and there were photos in progression during their treatments and then afterwards and it was uncanny how the feet, hands, etc. had improved!
So, just a thought...something to consider!
I have been wanting to do another series of colonics, so maybe I should. I was wanting to wait until school was out. I'm much more relaxed then and they seem to be more effective when I am less stressed. Seems silly, huh?
05-04-2008, 08:34 PM
I'm a diabetic too and I once had a cracked heel from a known and stupid cause. I was using a glass dish for soap in my bathtub. I had been warned not to do this, but did I listen?
Needless to say, the dish broke. I thought I cleaned up all the glass but apparently not. Either that or it was a kernel of bath salt. I will never know for sure. Whatever it was, it got stuck in my heel and then made a slice of about 1" in length. And it was rather deep.
For the most part, I stayed off of my feet for a couple of weeks, but I had to get up and walk at times. So I bought some little gel pads from the drustore to put in the heel area of my shoes. I put one in each so I didn't feel offbalanced. They took the pressure off of my heels and allowed me to take a few careful steps without too much pain. Before I tried those, I was walking on the one foot by trying not to touch the heel down.
I also used an antibiotic ointment and a large bandage over the wounded area. And I did see my Endocrinologist right after it happened. He didn't seem overly concerned about it. It took about two weeks to heal.
In your case, I think you need to find the cause of the problem. Could it be your shoes? Maybe they don't fit properly? My feet got one size longer and a width wider after I had my baby. I also find I can only wear certain shoes. Mainly Birkenstocks and New Balance. I need shoes with a lot of cushioning.
Lady Green Jeans
05-04-2008, 11:15 PM
Google wool wax creme. Have heard many diabetics use it with success. I discovered it by accident coming through Montana one year. Softens skin exceedingly well. Maybe worth a try.
Best of luck to you.
05-04-2008, 11:28 PM
iv'e had this problem when i go barefoot for ANY length of time whatsoever. To get your heels healed, put some good oil or natural moisturising creme on your heels (if there is an infection, put on some Polysporin ointment before the oil or creme). Put on your softest socks . Put on some padded shoes with good support ( I wear New Balance running shoes) that will remain your "house shoes" as you NEVER want to go barefooted again. I have this pair of shoes only for the house, and never go without them and use them like slippers.
You will notice a dramatic improvement in your heels in a very short time wearing your shoes everywhere instead of going barefooted. It sounds crazy, but it really works.
05-05-2008, 01:11 AM
I've had awful problems with mine, then I heard on a tv show that cracked heels could be a form of athletes foot. I had watched mine spread to not only my heels, but the tips of my first two toes, deep, deep fissures in both feet, heels and toes.
I tried the over-the-counter athlete's foot meds with some improvement, but every time I stopped using the meds, the problem came back with a vengence. I googled for home remedies and the one I decided to follow was daily soaking in white vinegar, full strength. I sit with my feet in vinegar for 15 - 30 minutes once or twice a day, and my feet are fabulous now, I've been doing it for about three months.
The articles I read said you have to keep doing it until fully healed. Stopping for even a day allows the fungus to start re-growing.
I don't see any sign of fungus on or in my toenails. The pages I read suggested that if there was fungus present in the nails, treatment would have to continue until the nails have completely grown out, which, if I remember, would be about a year.
Not saying that you have the same issue I have had, but it's worth investigating.
05-05-2008, 01:12 AM
PS. . . I have to wonder about candida and a possible role in all of this, and hope that with full raw it will completely resolve in time.
Thanks for all your responses!
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