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Hammertoe Woes

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Nothing major wrong with my foot - the pain is from stressed tendons and small muscles caused by large callouses on the balls on my feet, in turn causing hammertoes, which make me walk in such a way as to stress those tendons and muscles. For now, he gave me some free sample shoe inserts, but suggested if my insurance company will pay for them that some custom orthotics would work better. Surgery is an option, but not one he is recommending at this time. But he put no restrictions on my walking/jogging, and I'm not worried about a little pain because my feet have been a source of pain my whole life and I have a high threshold for pain, so as long as I know I'm not doing any permanent damage, I can live with it. Didn't have time to try out the inserts in my walking shoes today, but looking forward to trying them out tomorrow.
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  • BRANDI1809
    It's amazing the difference shoe inserts can make. I found walking was a lot easier on my knees with the orthotic inserts I was given. Only problem is they only have a short lifespan as the ones made for me couldn't be washed or cleaned. I am now using 'Copper Healers' which I can swap from one pair of shoes to another. They really do seem to help with my arthritic knees.
    Good luck with your inserts.
    2742 days ago
    Love your title! I hope the inserts will be helpful.
    2743 days ago
    I'm glad it wasn't anything serious MN although it's still a nuisance for you.
    I hope the inserts help.
    Don't push it too far though emoticon
    2743 days ago
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