Monday, July 01, 2013
I running shoe shopping today hoping I could get something that would cushion or make my foot and big toe joint feel better. I have come to the conclusion that it's not my shoes - it is the joint after being fitted with several pairs of shoes. It is very stiff with little flexibility. It hurts more than I expected and probably more than before surgery. Before surgery the pain came and went and was most noticeable after being active. Now it hurts almost all the time. I think I'm favoring it and walking/running more on the side of my foot than before.
From what the doc last told me, it takes time. So I'm trying to be patient but it's hard not to go a little negative. I really hate to think that foot-based exercise is going to be this painful. I'm hoping it is just part of the healing process and eventually it will be ok.