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Bunions and swollen feet

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by SitsThere, May 10, 2015.

  1. SitsThere

    SitsThere Registered User

    Jan 7, 2013
    68
    This isn't really dementia-related but I'd be grateful if anyone can recommend some shoes for mum now that a combination of swollen feet and bunions are giving her a lot of discomfort. The trouble is that she insists on wearing only the shoes she already has with her in the home, which she describes as "a nice court shoe" and which press very tightly on the toes and the bunions, causing constant sore spots and infections as well as swelling whenever she tries to walk any distance (she uses a rollator). I've tried to get her to consider some specialist shoes for bunions or even just a comfortable canvas espadrille but she looks askance at anything that smacks of "old lady".
    Has anyone found a workable solution that would make her feet less painful and still look elegant ?
     
  2. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

    Mar 24, 2012
    19,049
    Durham
  3. Witzend

    Witzend Registered User

    Aug 29, 2007
    4,296
    SW London
    You might have a look at hotter.com - they do all sorts of styles in extra wide fittings, and the shoes are usually nice soft leather. I just had a look and there is an extra-wide court style shoe in various colours. They do a good mail order service, pretty quick and you can always return if no good.
    Sorry no link but I can never remember how to do them on the iPad.
     
  4. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

    Mar 24, 2012
    19,049
    Durham
  5. Witzend

    Witzend Registered User

    Aug 29, 2007
    4,296
    SW London
    If you find some better shoes for her, maybe best just to get shot of the others?

    Not quite the same, since he didn't have foot trouble, but my FIL with dementia insisted on wearing an absolutely awful pair of old shoes that were falling to bits. He was always as stubborn as the devil even pre dementia. OH just marched him off to the shops, didn't ask, since he'd only have said no, bought him a nice new pair, and dropped the old ones in a bin on the way home!
     
  6. Bay

    Bay Registered User

    Jul 24, 2014
    44
    Kent

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