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Buddy Tape Your Toe!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Wish my toe nails looked that lovely!

It's a little more complicated than that picture--I stick cotton between my toes because otherwise my toes chafe. I don't do that double loop thing, all though that was it originally.

I haven't worked out really hard since last week, and I worked out lightly on Sunday and Tuesday when the pain in my foot was too much. It didn't heal properly in 2011 because I waited too long to go to the doctor about it (on the advice of my neighbor). Possibly it just wouldn't have healed properly anyways--I think I was told that by both the doctors and nurses then, it was a gone case anyways. Last night, I resorted to doing what I did before--buddy taping my toe to the toe it cants away from, because I ripped the ligament holding it over to one side and that doesn't come back (along with the loose broken bone in my foot). I can't find this special skin-colored tape or double stick tape in stores! I am going to ask my Doc if she can give me some again. I have to figure out how I can get my foot in my shoe wearing this stuff when I go to the store today. I blew my calories yesterday, but my calorie intake for the week balances out because I under ate one day. Still losing weight. I just didn't have enough to eat in the house until I went shopping and I didn't get much because the pain in my foot was too much to stand for a long time in the store. I am gong to the store for much longer today and am going to re-buddy wrap my toe and get it in a shoe before I go.

I want to work out, I can eat more calories and still stay within my calorie goal for that day. PLUS--I literally get hungrier when I don't work out! Also, haven't been checking the blogs of my friends here, I need to do that!
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    sorry to hear you hurt your toe. I jam my little right toe occassionally... I hope you feel better soon! The Corban I have seen it lately at the drugstore.
    1897 days ago
    Ugh, I've broken toes - SO painful!!!!

    Hope your feet feel better!
    1897 days ago
    Your poor feet!! I hadn't heard of buddy taping, but it sounds like a good idea. I occasionally jam my toe against a piece of furniture- I will try it next time I get klutzy!!
    I use the Coban tape too as I have a severe allergy to latex and tape. I get mine from my phlebotomist! emoticon Be well!
    1898 days ago
    Probably. I should be able to afford some at the beginning of the month (I am on a fixed income). It never hurts to ask the doctor for some, though. It is great, but that thing in the picture, I've just been looking at it again. It's not tape at all, it's called Profoot Toe Wrap: "These soft foam toe wraps with nylon covers ease the pain and pressure caused by crooked, overlapping or hammertoes. Reduces friction and relieves corns, calluses and irritation. Easy to apply and thin enough to wear in any shoe. Polyethylene foam. Washable. 4 1/8"L x 1 5/16"W (tapered). Set of 2." I am going to buy those and check them out.

    Thanks for reminding me that it's called Coban, I had forgotten!

    1898 days ago
    It's brand name is Coban. It's not a tape, but a self adhering, stretchy substance. I use it as I'm allergic to adhesive. We used to have a stockpile of it when my husband was an EMT, but you should be able to find it in the drug store. Great stuff!
    1898 days ago
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