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My heels have been bugging me -- not just athletes foot but inflamed, somewhat painful. I'm walking a distance from my car to my desk at the factory, then I'm walking a lot around the factory (e.g. on breaks, to the cafeteria) -- I'm getting in at least an hour of walking per day (4,500 to 5,000 steps on my pedometer.) Plus I'm putting pressure on my heels during my long commute. I guess my feet are getting a bit damp inside my work shoes and we all knows what happens when diabetics sit around with damp feet.
It’s unusual for athlete’s foot to be so uncomfortable for me. Itchy, yes. Painful, no. It feels like a sunburn, like I don’t want to put my heel down when I’m sitting at my desk. I need to come up with a strategy for getting out of my damp socks a.s.a.p. while I’m at work, which will be tricky. Due to my joint problems, I can’t really get up and down off the floor very easily (if at all) and I need to get my leg up next to me on a wide bench in order to maneuver my socks and lace-up shoes on and off – but there are no wide benches that I know of at the factory. I guess I can pull two chairs together in one of the conference rooms and improvise a bench that way.
What an inconvenience it is to be diabetic AND arthritic. It’s a real pain in the … well, you know.
Other than putting anti-fungal cream on them morning and evening and changing my socks a couple of times per day, any other ideas? Should I panic yet?