Agony of Da Feet

Agony of Da Feet

 

Yuck!

 

This post has been rated “G” for gross by the American Podiatry Association.

What the heck is going on with my feet?  (Maybe yours too?)

Having multiple sclerosis, the number of steps I take in a day barely exceeds double-digits.  Yet my feet look as though I run several marathons a week.

Take a peek if your stomach allows…..

 

The big kahunas!

 

 

Here are my big toes.

All rough & scaly.

Nails all cracked & jagged.

 

 

What is up with that?

 

 

The little guys are just as bad.

On my right foot, the nail is narly & black.

 

 

 

I’m about to retch!

 

 

While my little piggy on the left side is broken and wants to cry “wee wee wee” all the way home.

 

 

 

I place the blame right smack dab on MS-related foot drop.

I’m dragging my feet all over the place.

Over all different surfaces.

It’s no wonder my feet look like a “Before” picture.

 

Can you relate?  Are your feet walking down the same path as mine?

Because we don’t use our feet so much-maybe you can’t even REACH your feet…our tootsies get neglected.

So let me take a moment to remind you (nudge nudge) to give your feet a little lovin.

 

Rub some lotion into those puppies each day.  Especially  after a shower or bath.  And be sure to get between the toes.  If you can’t do it, ask someone to help you.

Move your ankles.  Pull & wiggle those toes.  Loosen things up down there.  Not only does it feel good, but it may help regain some range of motion.

The family portrait.

Just because our feet don’t work doesn’t mean we can forget about them.

A little attention goes a long way.

If you have any foot care tips to pass along, be sure to comment.  As you can see I need all the help I can get!

 

Keep on truckin.

 

 

 

5 Replies to “Agony of Da Feet”

  1. I go to a podiatrist every 3 months to have my toenails cut and feet checked. My toenails are hard and gross, and have even fallen off. The doc said it is because there is no circulation in my feet because my MS has sentenced me to remain in a power chair all day. I miss my mobile days when I could get a monthly pedicure.

    1. Hi Margaret!
      Thank you for the comment. True agony of da feet. I have wondered about the circulation issue as my feet sometimes appear blueish in color–especially in the morning.
      Eh, MS sucks!

  2. I went to a vascular dr who said, my purple foot is due to MS. Neurological damage causes the blood to pool up in my damaged foot. Compression socks would help but I cant wear them cause of the heat. My toes are halfway ok but wearing sandals around with one purple foot is ugly lol

    1. Ahh, that explains it! Thank you Dr. Kim!
      With your purple foot, you could always tell people you just finished stomping grapes?
      Thank you for your comment.

  3. Ahh, that explains it! Thank you Dr. Kim!
    With your purple foot, you could always tell people you just finished stomping grapes?
    Thank you for your comment.

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