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    Seeking relief for red heels

    Lately I have been having problem is with the backs my heels getting red as I sit up during the day. I'm thinking that the problem is my heels have become so bony over the years. I spent some time yesterday looking for something like a gel insert that I can put in the back of my shoe, but have had no luck so far. Has anyone ever seen such inserts for any other product might spread the pressure around?
    Tom

    "Blessed are the pessimists, for they hath made backups." Exasperated 20:12

    #2
    You may need a larger size. Do you have heel loops on your foot rests?? These can give excessive pressure too, so if possible change to a calf strap. You may also want to look into diabetic type shoes.

    There are pads for spot padding in areas like this, but they help more with friction (ie, blister prevention) than they do with pressure:
    http://www.amazon.com/Spots-Protect-.../dp/B004X6SJQO

    (KLD)
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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      #3
      dr scholl's makes these gel inserts and i've put them in my shoes. if you have a shoe/foot specialty store, they carry these as well.
      "Smells like death in a bucket of chicken!"
      http://www.elportavoz.com/

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        #4
        They may not be fashionable, but don't rule out Birkenstock clogs. The shape of the footbed will keep them on your feet.
        Played with bombs- No SCI, Brain Damage enough that I require a chair and a caregiver.

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          #5
          here are some at footsmart.com:
          heavy-duty gel heel cushions:
          http://www.footsmart.com/product.asp...vc=recs_pp2_io
          silicone heel cushions:
          http://www.footsmart.com/P-Silipos-H...00.aspx?c=None
          heel spur cushions:
          http://www.footsmart.com/product.asp..._vc=recs_pp_io
          tpe gel heel cups to correct alignment:
          http://www.footsmart.com/product.asp...vc=recs_pp2_io

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            #6
            Originally posted by Crashbang View Post
            here are some at footsmart.com:
            heavy-duty gel heel cushions:
            http://www.footsmart.com/product.asp...vc=recs_pp2_io
            silicone heel cushions:
            http://www.footsmart.com/P-Silipos-H...00.aspx?c=None
            heel spur cushions:
            http://www.footsmart.com/product.asp..._vc=recs_pp_io
            tpe gel heel cups to correct alignment:
            http://www.footsmart.com/product.asp...vc=recs_pp2_io
            Most of those are appropriate only for padding the INFERIOR heel, not for the POSTERIOR heel which the OP is talking about.

            (KLD)
            The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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              #7
              Buy bigger shoes.
              Wife of Chad (C4/5 since 1988), mom of a great teenager

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                #8
                As usual lots of good advice here. I got a calf strap on order and I'll see how that works out.
                Tom

                "Blessed are the pessimists, for they hath made backups." Exasperated 20:12

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