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Unread 05-24-2009, 07:32 PM   #1
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Hi,

I am new to this forum.

I have had problems with pain for awhile. Diagnosed Dec. with Peripheral Neuropathy.

Could anyone tell me if they have problems with the soles of their feet turning really red especially at night with a lot of pain?

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Unread 05-25-2009, 07:12 AM   #2
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Hi,

I am new to this forum.

I have had problems with pain for awhile. Diagnosed Dec. with Peripheral Neuropathy.

Could anyone tell me if they have problems with the soles of their feet turning really red especially at night with a lot of pain?

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I have this problem... definitely! I was never sure what is was and I showed my feet (they were always getting slightly red and would progress (and by progress I mean they would get more and more red though the day) to doctors and they never seemed to think anything of it. (The soles of my feet also go mottled randomly/occasionally with small white spots) Finally one dr said that I did not have much padding on the bottoms of my feet, and they could be turning red because of this, and it could be making the pain worse. So they suggested I have more cushioning under my feet. I switched into Asics (sneakers) which have gel cushioning- and my feet feel so much better when I walk- they aren't cured from pain, but it relieves some strain and therefore the pain reaction to walking in much less. The redness on my soles at night is also reduced.

The *At night* part I don't think has ever really been explained by medicine, but it seem generally accepted that this is one of the ways PN is.
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Unread 05-25-2009, 09:07 AM   #3
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Is there skin cracking too?
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Unread 05-26-2009, 09:52 PM   #4
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No, I do not have any Skin Cracking. Everyday when I get up I have to use a Heel Balm to be able to wear clogs. My feet stays smooth, but red and painful.

Do you know if problems with Glucose Intolerance, or Lyme Disease can cause red soles?

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Unread 05-27-2009, 02:55 AM   #5
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The most common cause of redness of the feet is a fungal infection. Sometimes the fungus stays in the deeper layers of
of the skin. It may cause cracking and dryness, which you are putting the Heel cream over.

Is this the product you use?
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Aqua (Purifed), Urea, Lanolin, Petrolatum, Decyl Oleate, Dicocoyl Pentaerythrityl Distearyl Citrate, Propylene Glycol, Paraffin, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Oleate, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Aluminum Stearate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propyl Gallate, Citric Acid, BHA, Perfume
http://www.drugstore.com/qxp92719_33.../heel_balm.htm

If so, it is possible you are having irritation from one of the ingredients. Urea can irritate the skin

I would stop the cream for a month and see what happens, if any changes.

Dry skin can be better treated by consuming enough essential fatty acids so that the skin can
repair itself. Very dry feet/heels are an indicator you may not be eating enough.
Here is my essential fatty acids thread (EFA):
http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/showthread.php?t=6092
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With no skin cracking, this sounds like erythromelalgia. It causes to soles and sometimes the palms to turn red and burn. I find it happens under the covers at night, waking me with burning pain, or when I stand for too long in one place, or when I take a warm shower, or when I am simply too warm. It's heat triggered. You can google it to find out more.
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With no skin cracking, this sounds like erythromelalgia...
I suffer from this from time-to-time as well as Reynaud's and sometimes extreme itching. I think they are all related, though my Mother has Reynaud's, so that may be hereditary. It usually resolves with time. If my feet and hands are burning from the redness, it does help to cool them down under the tap.

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Hi,

I am new to this forum.

I have had problems with pain for awhile. Diagnosed Dec. with Peripheral Neuropathy.

Could anyone tell me if they have problems with the soles of their feet turning really red especially at night with a lot of pain?

BonDon
Yes! Since the pn started I have noticed that the palms of my hands and soles of my feet are a deeper pink than before and off and on through the day get red. I also have asked various doctors about this. The last one (a neurologist) said it was related to impaired glucose tolerance. But I don't have igt.
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hey, i've also got red soles - but it's pretty much constant - really purple in certain lighting and most prominent after shower.

two days ago this redness showed on my knees - knees are yet to burn and tingle like my feet are.

i'm so confused and sad over this whole thing - and i'm not 100% certain it is PN or what caused it.
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hey, i've also got red soles - but it's pretty much constant - really purple in certain lighting and most prominent after shower.

two days ago this redness showed on my knees - knees are yet to burn and tingle like my feet are.

i'm so confused and sad over this whole thing - and i'm not 100% certain it is PN or what caused it.
Ok, so since i'm supposed to go out of country next week I thought i'd visit the ER. ER doc says - i need a dermatologist - told him i've seen two before accepting the PN diagnosis - then called my Neurologist and said - turning red on knees and he says i need to see a derm.
I hope that none of you had to go what i'm going through to try to find help and answers for this.
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