Hi Alison,I hope the weather agrees with you and doesn’t argue.If your feet are anything like mine they have become ‘Hyper-sensitive’ and all sensory input is perceived as pain.I can’t walk anymore and can weight bear for about 30 seconds before my legs fold under me,not particularly neatly.
Back in the day I wore a a size 8 but over the years of not wearing shoes they are a bit bigger.Indoors I wear size 11 slippers and for adventures on my Power chair or Big Buggy I have two pairs of snow boots,size 11 and 12.I put basic, smooth silicon insoles in them.The circulation below the knees is [filtered worm] and the trotters get cold quickly and then hurt more.I haven’t worn socks for eight years as they cause more pain.
When I’m ‘chez moi’ I use a hair dryer to pass warm air over naked feet and various bits of soft carpet to very gently rub them on.I can usually ‘play out’ for a couple of hours after which the pain is too much and I need to head home to try and sort them out.The warmer weather is making things easier.
The final bit of the me me me is drugs.I wear one and a half 10mg Butrans patches,take one 30mg Duloxetine pill at night and 5-6 100mg Gabapentins throughout the day.I have found that more of any of these increases the pain.That is very strange,the 'experts 'don’t know why, and there is nothing they can/will do to help me,so I play pick’n’mix.I’ve got access to Lamotrigine,Diclofenac.Oral Steroid,Tramadol and can get whatever I want from my GP who knows it’s all he can do to help me.Oh,I can’t have Sativex,but even a tiny amount of the real stuff usually caused more pain.
When the drugs seem to be less effective,I’ll add something else and reduce the Gabadoodah,'cos I try not to take more than four prescription drugs as that confuses me and my physiology.I’ve written more than I intended,but a bit of distraction is a good thing.I hope there might be something in these ramblings which may help and PM me if you want to,