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    Shoes!

    Hello
    At the moment the only area MND (recently diagnosed) is affecting is my left foot and leg. I am unable to wear my normal shoes. I am wearing a pair of Clarks Sandals as they are the only ones I can get my foot in. I can no longer push my foot into a shoe and I have no feeling in it.
    I don't know where to look or indeed buy specialist footwear that is suitable for swollen and no feeling in my foot.
    Can anyone give me any advise? It may seem trivial but its important to me.
    Thank you.

    Ann

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    Hi Anne,
    Now I am feeling smug as I can actually give you some advice here!
    I had exactly the same problem and was advised on a previous thread to try out Cosyfeet. They have a great website.
    I bought a pair of cosy boots last week and am still thrilled with them.
    They come in extra wide sizes and even I can get my hideous swollen feet in them.
    There is a recent thread about 'curly toes' that has lots more advice.
    Unfortunately, my skills are not up to linking them!!

    Marigold

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    Hi Ann,

    I wear an ankle brace and I find that sketchers are roomy enough to accommodate it. Sandals may prove to be a trip hazard.

    Best wishes,
    Barry
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    Hi Ann,

    I'm the bossy one of the forum there's always one, eh !!

    But... it's a good idea to try and reduce the swelling in your foot and not having feeling in your foot should be checked out by a GP/Nurse - it's not directly attributable to MND, it's more to do with the swelling.

    Try to keep the joints moving by doing range of motion exercises (or having someone do them for you), put your feet up when you can and do a gentle foot massage. Some people use a pneumatic compression device for swollen legs and feet, with good results.

    Hope you get sorted with comfy shoes (Skechers are also popular)

    Take care,

    Love Ellie..
    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Limb Onset.

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    Hi, sketchers, hotter, reiker have all been good makes for me. I wear a brace on each foot so have scoured the market for wider fitting, light shoes and boots that don't look frumpy.

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    Thanks to you all for replying. The suggestions are a big help. I will research the make of shoes mentioned. Thanks again. Ann

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    How do the ankle braces work, we have a problem with Ankles going over when trying to weight bare, got appointment at hospital to see about getting something.

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    Annie, I am the same my MND all down my left side. Suggest look on Cosyfeet web site. I have had few pairs shoes. Few months had new pair sandals which had good heal and soles with Velcro straps. I also have sandals and again Velcro straps. Last year got pair black shoes with good inside area and again Velcro straps. Best wishes John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxx View Post
    How do the ankle braces work, we have a problem with Ankles going over when trying to weight bare, got appointment at hospital to see about getting something.
    Hi Jaxx,

    The orthotics department at my hospital gave me an ankle brace following a fracture. My right ankle has always been weak following diagnosis and has been the cause of many falls. I decided to research a better brace and found that Aircast works well.

    Best wishes,
    Barry
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    Hi Barry
    Just read your message about an ankle brace. That sounds like that would be very helpful to me. Regards
    Ann

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