Mom is 88 and has Dementia/Alzheimers, COPD, and Parkinson. She has had a bilateral knee replacement years ago which is adds to the problem. She complains of pain in the feet and specifically the heel. I checked and there was dry skin and a small piece of skin hanging, which I was able to remove. These are not open sores but built up dry skin which have become painful. I have used some good creme and have rubbed her feet believing it may be circulation. The problem is now she only walks on the balls of
her feet which hinders her balance and her overall ability to walk. At times during the night she will yell for me as her feet hurt and the muscles are tense.
Any one else come upon this? What did you do? Any medical explanations? I want to call a doctor, but the ortho won't touch it, and the neuro doctor may not have an idea.
Appreciate any feedback. Thanks!