We live in Canada. My father underwent a colostomy surgery 6 months ago. He does not speak english so i am trying to help him. He has a strong heel numbness which causing discomfort especially when he is about to sleep.
Just wondering if you could give us some advices how to treat it.
Numbness anywhere in the body is a concern. The numbness could be manifesting from a wide variety of reasons, and not necessary related to the colostomy surgery. It is highly recommended that your Father seek medical attention by a Doctor promptly to investigate, assess, and diagnose the source of the numbness. The Doctor will then be able to advise on the appropriate treatment. Wishing your Father prompt relief of his discomfort.
Jo-Ann L. Tremblay
THE OSTOMY FACTOR Blog
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Author of “The Self-Coaching Toolbox”, “Better With A Bag Than In A Bag”
Our friends over at Nurses Specialized In Wound, Ostomy And Continence Canada [NSWOCC] (formerly called The Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy (CAET)) have renamed their handy look-up page on their website. It was formerly called “Find An ET Nurse” and is now called “Find a NSWOC“. Click on the image to the left or link here to go to their site.