DIY Ball Of Foot And Toe Pain Treatment Update
Pamper your tootsies! They are the only ones you have!
These are fun!
I don't wear these funny shoes often, and I don't wear them for running, but they are nice for light errands and strolling. They do help align toes and leave my feet feeling great!
Crocs are excellent!
I just got a simple, relatively inexpensive pair of black Crocs and have really liked them. They're very comfortable and very durable.
I love these socks and plan to keep a good supply of them from now on! They really do realign the bones of the feet!
You can get this beautiful book absolutely free!
DIY Foot and Toe Pain Treatment Success!
Nearly two years ago I wrote an article about How I Dealt With Ball Of Foot And Toe Pain in which I shared ideas I was using to deal with a very sore foot, bunion and hammer toe. In this update, I want to let you know how my ideas worked and bring you up to date. When I wrote my initial article, I had gotten some good, inexpensive foot orthotics and some really great nighttime toe separating socks that really helped a lot.
As time passed, I added a few things to my routine. For example, I bought a big pack of toe socks and wore a pair every single day for over a year. I found that these socks were a little too thin to wear alone, so I wore a pair of regular socks over them for extra padding.
This was a bonus in terms of using orthotics that fit over the toes because I could put on the toe socks, then the orthotics, then the second pair of socks. This kept the orthotics clean and in place and helped them last for months!
I also invested in some good shoes. Most of my previous shoes were cheapies with no support. Having just a couple of pairs of well made shoes is definitely preferable to having a big collection of painful shoes!
I'm a creature of habit!
My daily foot care routine became very elaborate as time passed. Every day I wore my two pairs of socks and my orthotics. My pain went away, but it never occurred to me to stop doing these things. I assumed the pain would return if I stopped.
Then I broke my wrist! You can read all about that here: My Broken Wrist Experience
Suzanne's Broken Wrist Fund
- Suzanne's Broken Wrist Fund by Suzanne Bennett - GoFundMe
Thanks to wonderful help and support from friends, family & fellow writers, I have been able to cover most of my broken wrist expenses. All that's left now is the orthopedic surgeon!
Toe socks cannot be put on with one hand!
I had to change the way I did just about everything. I could barely put on my Crocs, much less manage toe socks and orthotics. For a month, my Crocs were the only shoes I wore other than my Okabashi flip-flops.
I was really distressed by this because I felt certain that my foot pain would return, but lo and behold and much to my amazement it did not! I was able to continue using my toe separating socks at night, and that seems to be enough now.
When I first got them, I was only able to tolerate them for a couple of hours and I would pull them off in the middle of the night. Now I wear them all night long, and my feet feel really good in the morning. Also, my hammer toe has straightened out and I have no pain while walking.
I plan to stay fit until I die quietly in my sleep!
At nearly 60 I know so many people who just accept the gradual breakdown of aging. I'm here to tell you it doesn't have to be that way! I absolutely refuse to accept crooked achy toes and being unable to perform simple activities of daily living!
I believe that whatever ails me, I can find a solution to it if I put my mind to it and apply myself to the solution. I also used this philosophy when dealing with my broken wrist. I have been and continue to be determined to exercise and strengthen it and gain back full function.
Exercise and eating a sensible diet are both so important to every aspect of health, well-being and longevity. While I certainly cannot tell others what they should or should not do in terms of the specifics of good health, I can say this: Have faith in yourself and your own strengths and abilities. Be persistent, and show the nay-sayers just what sort of strong stuff you're made of!
Copyright:SuzanneBennett:March 29, 2015