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  •  I've considered slippers but (5+ / 0-)

    if I'm going to walk in them at all they have to be the sort of things that can accomodate my lift in the left shoe. (More damage from the Lisfrancs; they pulled my right leg a quarter inch longer than my left.) That's the current issue with wearing the crocs; I canned two batches of jelly without my lift on, and then spent about thirty minutes doing yoga to get my back over being so pissed off I couldn't stand up straight.

    At home I keep a heating pad on the floor on a pillow, wrap my feet and legs in a blanket and rest them on that while at the computer, while they're naked. I wear the old set of braces to bed, with the plantar fasciitis brace over the top. Otherwise my toes point and my feet roll in like clubfeet in my sleep, and it hurts more to stand up.

    When you come to find how essential the comfort of a well-kept home is to the bodily strength and good conditions, to a sound mind and spirit, and useful days, you will reverence the good housekeeper as I do above artist or poet, beauty or genius.

    by Alexandra Lynch on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 06:44:21 PM PST

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    •  Do you have an ortho or a therapist (4+ / 0-)
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      KelleyRN2, michelewln, Noor B, second alto

      that deals with these feet issues or has in the past? A PT or an OT may be able to help with suggestions that work for you (it's hard to do sight unseen). An ortho is more likely to charge a lot for it, if you have a regular therapist they may be able to just take a few minutes and talk with you.

      For the slippers I was thinking something like this:

      Moccasin slippers

      Or the men's version of the same which tend to be wider and more easily found in the larger sizes.
      I'm not sure how they would work with your lifts, again, sight unseen.

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      by FloridaSNMOM on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 06:54:26 PM PST

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