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.