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Podiatrist Appointment

Monday, September 17, 2012

Today I had my appointment with the podiatrist and it went about how I expected. She took a look at my toenail and said she thinks there's a new one growing underneath the old one and the old one feels loose. She thinks the old one will fall off pretty soon and agreed with me that we shouldn't take it off right before my walk.

She said it looks like I have sort of a bunion but not a true bunion since the bones are centered but I do have a bump there that she thinks I was born with. She also said I should get better arch supports and wear wider shoes. She gave me a cortisone shot in my foot where the pain is and thinks it should start helping soon. She said it should calm down the irritation in there and thinks that's all it is. She thinks it will get better when I stop walking so much.

So anyway, my foot really hurts tonight and Ibuprofen didn't even touch the pain but it's tolerable. We'll see what tomorrow brings. Hope everyone had a great day!
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  • CANNIE50
    Ugh - foot troubles, I know them well. I buy my running shoes one size larger than my normal shoes, to allow for swelling caused by exertion. I hope your feet behaved themselves during your big event, and that the nail has worked itself off. Actually, I really hope your feet are pain free now!
    1943 days ago
    Ouch! My big toe was throbbing a bit after my last run and losing the nail is the first thing that came to mind. I hate you are having to deal with that so close to the big day. Bigger and wider is definitely the way to go with good moisture wicking cushiony socks. I can't wait to hear how you conquer the 50-mile walk. I'm sure you'll feel amazing when you are done even if you are in pain. I wish you all the luck in the world but I don't think you need it. You're gonna kill it!
    1984 days ago
    Interesting! Does she recommend new shoes for the walk?! Curious as it seems odd to do it now as not much time to break them in before the walk. I agree on wide shoes! I live by wides and is one reason I'm having a hard time finding my next investment in running shoes, hard to find wide widths at a decent price!
    Sucks the shot didn't help much! Sure hope the pain stops long enough so you wont have to grit through your big day!

    1984 days ago
  • VLL723
    I hane found over the last 9 months that Ice and Aleve seem to help the most. Good luck!
    1984 days ago
    Chris, sorry to hear about all the pain, but I hope the cortisone shot kicks in soon. When I had one in my knee, it took about a week to notice a difference and two weeks for the pain to be gone. Good luck with the toenail. I have one barely hanging on, too, but I'm too nervous to pull it off. As for shoes, I agree with the advice you got. Once I got fitted and was told I needed 9 2E instead of 8.5 B, my feet have been pretty good. The no more blisters part has been the best, and New Balance shoes built on an SL-2 last are perfect for my triangular feet (wide toe box, narrower heel).
    1984 days ago
    Hope your foot feels better soon! emoticon
    1984 days ago
    So glad you can still do the MS Walk! I was worried when I saw your blog title that you would have to cancel. Enjoy this weekend in Door County!
    1984 days ago
    Ouch, sorry to hear that!

    In my running days, I achieved Nirvana when a guy at a running clinic counseled me to always buy shoes 1/2 size larger than I think I need and to always buy them in a wide. For long distance running (and in your case walking) your foot swells & expands over time, so you need the room.

    Smartest move I ever made. Recently, I tried to wear one of my old pair of sneakers and felt like a victim of ancient Chinese footbinding!
    1985 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/17/2012 8:38:18 PM
  • SHIRE33
    Hope it resolves itself soon. Foot pain is such a bother when you are trying to keep up your exercise.

    1985 days ago
    ok the toe nail will hurt like crazy . until it comes off . yes the do come off all by themselves . If you take it off to soon it will hurt even worse . believe me i know . i have done both things left them on and taken them off . be brave
    1985 days ago
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