Friday, April 12, 2019
So I finally saw the podiatrist today. I have what he calls severe osteoarthritis in both feet. I also pronate when I walk. My biggest problem is muscle and joints. My feet roll out too much which causes my toes to curl to try to correct. I have bunions on both feet but he isn't recommending surgery. All of my toes are considered hammer toes.
In short, I have to stop wearing sandals completely and wear athletic shoes with a stiff heel cup area and either mesh or fabric top that lace up.
In some ways, it is the best news of no surgery; on the other hand no more cute shoes for me.
He has prescribed an anti-inflammatory medication. I am to ice twice a day. I need to use toe spaces to help my big toes and bunion splints at night.
Right now I feel old.
Good news is that even though I have been diabetic for 25 years, I have no nerve damage.