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Standing in the tub to take a shower....

Hurts my feet so much! I've lost all of the fat pads on the bottoms of my feet and I just can't take it anymore. Do I need to get some 'shower slippers' or what? I don't know what else to do. Anyone recommend a brand for me? Thanks!

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Re: Standing in the tub to take a shower....

@SilleeMee   Can you put a shower stool or shower chair in your tub or shower and sit rather than stand?

 

I have also lost fat on my feet and I feel that it affects my balance somewhat as my shoes don't fit right anymore.  

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Re: Standing in the tub to take a shower....

@SilleeMee 

 

I use a small curved top plastic type stool in the tub when I shower.  Even though I have non-slip strips, I prefer to sit down during showering and drying off.  I can still put my feet over the tub top to scoot from the stool to the tub topside and exit.  

 

My issue: heard too many stories of folks slipping while exiting from a standing position.  No sense risking breaking hip or something else and ending in a nursing home.   Hope this works for your disappearing foot fat pads.

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Re: Standing in the tub to take a shower....


@KathyM23 wrote:

@SilleeMee   Can you put a shower stool or shower chair in your tub or shower and sit rather than stand?

 

I have also lost fat on my feet and I feel that it affects my balance somewhat as my shoes don't fit right anymore.  


 

 

 

@KathyM23 

Yes, I have a shower stool but it's more of an inconvenience. I'd rather not use it. 

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Re: Standing in the tub to take a shower....

@SilleeMee 

 

Years ago I had a problem similar to the one you have. I put a towel on the  toilet lid, sat down and washed my feet and put crocks on. Crocks are padded and waterproof.

Can you do the same?

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Re: Standing in the tub to take a shower....

I'm looking at shower slippers over on amazon. But I'm wondering how soft the soles are? If they're hard I won't wear them. I need them to have cushion. 

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Re: Standing in the tub to take a shower....

@SilleeMee  Did you try a cushy bath mat? I have the same problem and I bought a bath mat at Marshall's about four months ago that helps considerably. Sorry I can't help help with name brand.

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Re: Standing in the tub to take a shower....

 


@KathyM23 wrote:

@SilleeMee   Can you put a shower stool or shower chair in your tub or shower and sit rather than stand?

 

I have also lost fat on my feet and I feel that it affects my balance somewhat as my shoes don't fit right anymore.  


@KathyM23.  This is what I do, not for me feet, but simply because I can't stand for long.  I bought a shower stool on Amazon.

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Re: Standing in the tub to take a shower....

Would something like this help?  I lined my tub with a mat like this when I gave my larger dog a bath.  It was soft and slip proof.

 

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Re: Standing in the tub to take a shower....


@NEvans2 wrote:

@SilleeMee  Did you try a cushy bath mat? I have the same problem and I bought a bath mat at Marshall's about four months ago that helps considerably. Sorry I can't help help with name brand.


 

 

@NEvans2 

I've thought about getting a mat but it's just one more thing to clean so I won't get one. But thanks.