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numbness in heel and toes

sandy nursessandy nurse Posts: 75
It looks like I may have to live with the numbness in my heel and little toe. This is probably a problem some of you may have an answer for. What type of shoe minimizes the numb feeling when you walk? I just want to get off my feet because my heel bothers me so much. It is only 4 weeks post op and may get better, but until it does, can anyone recommend shoes?


  • SKETCHERS rock B) I have several pairs because that's all I can wear. I have permanent nerve damage and have numbness/tingling/burning in my big toe and heel too. I love Sketchers because they have flats with a sneaker heal and they come in all kinds of styles and designs. Check out their website, you will fall in love @)
  • new balance 992 or 993
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  • www.footsmart.com is an online store devoted to foot problems and ways to get around them. They sell many different kinds of shoes as well as inserts that may help you.
  • I really appreciate all the help and support that I get from the members on this site. I knew that I could get the answer here.
  • >:D< Hiya, The numbness in your heel and toes , is probably everything settling down after surgery @) . Just dont over do things :? , and just take it easy I) . I dont know if these are available in america :B , But hugs boot are comfy and timberland boots 8> , i go for boots because my ankle and feet swell and cant get shoes on O:) . I hope this helps you :D . Keep posting! >:D<

    Angie :H
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  • I like sketchers as they have you walk on the middle of your foot. But new balance are good if they're a rocker shoe to help you walk the same. Sketchers have a little heel and the ones I have are slip ons so no laces to tie. Like Angie, my feet swell too so I bought a half size higher than the ones I used to wear. Take care. Chsrry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • I went to town today and bought 3 kinds of heel supports. The gel ones felt best in my clark's shoes. The shoe that feels best are actually my nurse shoes by Quarks. They are made of spongy foam and seem to help. Funny that I went out and bought all those inserts and had the best thing in my closet.
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