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I am on a constant quest for shoes that don’t kill my feet due to the neuropathy. I find that Spencos and Wolky shoes seem the best. Are there any other suggestions? Shoes can be just crippling for me. Horrid.
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My problem is balance. So far I’ve only gone to Schuler shoes and my balance is worse with shoes then without shoes. I would certainly like to have shoes that would give me confidence in walking without the fear of falling. Any suggestion as to where I could go? Thanks very much JIM
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I benefited from gait instruction and some simple exercise for my balance and I don't think having the right shoes solves balance problems.
The gait practice and balance exercises helped me very much. I listened to my chiropractor whom I haven't seen for for quite a while now. You might find instruction on the web. It is good for everyone, usually. Dorisena
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I've tried a lot shoe brands for comfort and for ones that aren't too snug, because of sfpn pain. Contact with anything, whether it's the inside of a shoe or sheets and blankets. I don't know of any shoe that improves balance, but in PT I do several balancing stations. Perhaps PT would be the most helpful course of action for you, even if it's just to learn things I can do at home.
I know that most people put off using aids like a cane or a walker, but they could save us from serious injury if we fall.
Whatever solutions you find that help your balance, do all you can to stay safe and independent..
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I agree with your entirely, Jim. Plus, I like to stand in the shower and see how many times I cam lift my heels up and down. I suppose I should use a walker or cane, but I find that my German walking stick keeps my back straighter than a cane. If I use a walker, I don't feel so independent. So I make myself concentrate when I walk, and I have not fallen for over a year now. My daughter thinks it is best if I stay in my home now. Hooray! Dorisena
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@dorisena I wear flip flops in the shower and have a memory foam mat to step on getting out.
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A shower floor mat with suction has made my weaker legs and feet feel more secure while standing in the shower.
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@rwinney Also just a towel in tub Ive used this for years got tired cleaning mat
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@rwinney, @lioness, There are now tub and shower mats with the suction that can be washed in the laundry. I like those also…..helps with feeling secure.
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Brooks addiction walking shoe or new Balance 928 walking shoe or 1540 running shoe
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