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after a minor panic and the thought i forgot to check the sizing, i cancelled the pair i had ordered from amazon, no way my foot would fit in the size quoted! ooops, found a nother promising looking pair then discovered they require a D cell battery! how on earth they stay up is beyond me! i shall continue my search forthwith! ;-)

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I have just looked on ebay and found these. I hope they are worth consideration? You will need to get rechargeable batteries, but they can be charged via USB;

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Electric-Hea ... SwoJBfmoMP

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Timmo wrote:
10 Feb 2021, 08:47
I shall have a nose at the heated socks, the annoying thing is that it's Just the toes, rest of the foot is warm, they get to the painfully cold state if I've not stopped at all,
Timmo, I take it you've tried wearing two pairs of socks, one thin thermal inner pair of merino or silk and one outer thicker pair?

I wear a pair of silk liner gloves under thick and well-insulated gloves on cold mornings when running and it more or less keeps the Reynauld's under control... My fingers are a bit tingly after two hours of running in temperatures around zero but still functional and not painful...

I don't notice the cold in my left hand fingers now as due to nerve damage incurred during my bike accident last year I have no feeling in them! One positive aspect ;) :lol:

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CitroJim wrote:
10 Feb 2021, 18:52
I don't notice the cold in my left hand fingers now as due to nerve damage incurred during my bike accident last year I have no feeling in them! One positive aspect ;) :lol:
Not if it is due to reduced circulation Jim, you could get frostbite or worse.

Have a word with your daughters about it.

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One problem is that if you do not feel pain in parts of your body then it can take far longer for them to heal if they become injured. Pain is part of the body warning system.

Decades ago my Mum had problems with her knees, and they were not healing. She was advised to see a homeopathic doctor (in Germany they are managed and respected), who injected her knees with mistletoe extract. It hurt like hell (I was being polite; I won't say what she said!), but it then got her healing processes working. It must have worked, as she ran (and finished) the London Marathon in 2000!

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myglaren wrote:
10 Feb 2021, 19:15
Not if it is due to reduced circulation Jim, you could get frostbite or worse.
I have my other normally functioning hand for reference Steve and I take great care to avoid any injuries to the duff one, especially when working on cars, being fully aware of the risks having no feeling can bring...
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Have a word with your daughters about it.
Done! And discussed with the medical profession... Something I must live with. They did say there was a chance the damaged nerve may regrow but in 11 months that's not happened...

In truth it's rarely a problem. I'm just thankful it's my left hand rather than my right :)
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injected her knees with mistletoe extract. It hurt like hell (I was being polite; I won't say what she said!), but it then got her healing processes working. It must have worked, as she ran (and finished) the London Marathon in 2000!
That sounds like some crackingly good stuff James :) I once ran a marathon with a slightly iffy knee and it was hard going... Top kudos to your mum for running the LM, especially after all that with her knees :D

Did the mistletoe extract bring about a permanent resolution to her knee issues?

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The mistletoe extract did work, as the pain it caused kick started her healing processes (it appears to be an astringent). Before then she had quite some time where her knees gave her problems. She ran the London Marathon about ten years later (and finished in around six hours forty minutes).

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That's an excellent effort James :D Congratulate her when you next see her ;)

Maybe that explains why my knees can hurt a little initially and then feel fine once running and start hurting again if I don't run 🤔

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Sorry, wrong thread, b***** phone!!
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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
11 Feb 2021, 06:50
The mistletoe extract did work, as the pain it caused kick started her healing processes (it appears to be an astringent). Before then she had quite some time where her knees gave her problems. She ran the London Marathon about ten years later (and finished in around six hours forty minutes).
Does she get strange men falling at her feet and kissing her knees James?

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myglaren wrote:
11 Feb 2021, 11:37
Hell Razor5543 wrote:
11 Feb 2021, 06:50
The mistletoe extract did work, as the pain it caused kick started her healing processes (it appears to be an astringent). Before then she had quite some time where her knees gave her problems. She ran the London Marathon about ten years later (and finished in around six hours forty minutes).
Does she get strange men falling at her feet and kissing her knees James?
Well, she does get strange men popping around every so often (well, I see her every week when she is in the area, and nobody ever said I was normal!!!).

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Helrsiser - they were what I looked at on amazon, sizing was on the smaller side, will double check how bike my foot is in inches....

Jim - Yes indeedy, merino liners under waterproof socks, either sealskinz thermal or std. Or the newer dexshell ultralights, as the sealskinz added a good size + on the foot!
Almost temped to get the old shimano spd sandals to wear with the waterproof socks! 😱😬

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15 seconds of entertainment



Regards Neil

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haha thats ace!!

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:lol: that's sweet :D

I've had something similar happen climbing Cheddar Gorge a few years back... I and several other cyclists were passed on the steepest bit by a middle-aged woman riding a sit up and beg bike with a wicker basket on the front whilst riding the Mendip Sportive :shock: :lol:

She was assumed to be a local and used to riding the gorge, likely on a daily basis... She certainly was a hot topic at the next feed station...