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    Sigh...sore stuff

    So wake up and my heel on the stage 3 left leg is blazing red as if it may blister. Trying all varying positional tricks. Obviously, I'm sucking at it.
    I need to keep my outside ankle , calf and now heel from pressure. Any suggestions welcome.
    Currently I am using a heel protector , the type they give in the hospital. Place a small towel under that (this may have led to the red heel) so I can keep my calf from hitting the bed.

    While in the chair I'm tilting as much as possible. Good or bad idea?
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    #2
    I have dealt with a heel and foot sore several years ago. All I did to keep them off the mattress was to put a pillow under my legs and leave my feet hang out over the lower edge of the pillow. I sleep on my sides so my calves do not get pressure. I stay off my back because of an old sacral wound.

    Do you get leg spasms that may be causing sheet burns? Something unusual seems to be going on with the mulltiple foot/leg problems you are experiencing.
    Last edited by SCIfor55+yrs.; 18 Dec 2011, 12:18 PM.
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      #3
      No spasms out of the ordinance, just over the top nuero pain. I'm just diligent without being PCS about my skin so I'm pissed, frustrated and sad. If I put it on a pillows it will touch the calf. I'm concerned about blood flow?
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        #4
        Sorry Droid typos.
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          #5
          If you use a regular bed pillow, it is wide enough to avoid a tourniquet effect. I wonder if you have some sort of circulatory problem in your legs that make you vulnerable, like advanced diabetics often experience because of peripheral vascular disease.
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            #6
            Originally posted by SCIfor55yrs. View Post
            If you use a regular bed pillow, it is wide enough to avoid a tourniquet effect. I wonder if you have some sort of circulatory problem in your legs that make you vulnerable, like advanced diabetics often experience because of peripheral vascular disease.
            No, on the diabetes. The pillow would work except then it hits the side lower calf where the severest open wound is.
            I've healed the outer ankle and don't want to screw it up again.perhaps a small neck pillow maybe an answer under my lowest part of my leg. Thanks for brainstorming with me.
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              #7
              roll a blanket then put the pillow on top of it. your feet n ankles hang over no touching

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                #8
                good suggestions
                CKF
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by SCIfor55yrs. View Post
                  I stay off my back because of an old sacral wound.
                  I can't sleep on my back either. The small hospital I was taken to after the wreck put chin traction on me, then placed a sand bag in the middle of my back to keep me from sliding up in bed. Seven days with that sand bag and never being turned left me with a deep sore. The scar tissue feels like fire when it is touched, even with a sheet. I'm grateful medical facilities are so much more knowledgeable now!
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                    #10
                    What about a multi-podus boot? It has a kick stand on the back 'to keep your hip in alignment with your feet' and lots of padding with no moisture (sweat).

                    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/RCAI-MPO-Acti...1#ht_620wt_825

                    I have two - but the damn kickstand couldn't stand the pressure of my rotating hips and both busted at the halfway point! I need to get it fixed ASAP because my ankle is not healing (connected to a possible thyroid problem though too).

                    It's nice to have feet in alignment ... also the heel is suspended from touching anything at all. I only wore these in bed - too big for the chair (but I have a roho footrest).

                    The nurse will have better suggestions than I.
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Lizbv View Post
                      roll a blanket then put the pillow on top of it. your feet n ankles hang over no touching
                      Yes but it would hit the back lower calf.
                      The neck pillows seemed to work.

                      Not wearing any socks and a large sized furry slipper today.
                      There's a green icky inside the hole. Good bad?
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                        #12
                        Thanks again for all your suggestions, I want to be as proactive as possible.
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Liz321 View Post
                          There's a green icky inside the hole. Good bad?
                          Usually means psuedomonas .. is there a smell with it too or no? Infected in any case. How often are the dressings being changed?
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                            #14
                            Twice a day. No smell. Going to go and see him today if I can get an appt. Even if I don't get one I'm going!
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                              #15
                              Roho has a heel cushion that worked pretty well for us -

                              http://www.caremedicalsource.com/Sho...AID=1138359881
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