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DIY Ball Of Foot And Toe Pain Treatment Update

Updated on March 29, 2015

Pamper your tootsies! They are the only ones you have!

Taking care of your feet consistently and well can prevent and undo damage and pain!
Taking care of your feet consistently and well can prevent and undo damage and pain! | Source

These are fun!

Fila Women's Skele Toes Bay Runner 3 Sneakers,Blue,9 M
Fila Women's Skele Toes Bay Runner 3 Sneakers,Blue,9 M

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!

crocs Unisex Specialist Clog
crocs Unisex Specialist Clog

I just got a simple, relatively inexpensive pair of black Crocs and have really liked them. They're very comfortable and very durable.

 

Sole Savers!

Foot Alignment Socks (Set of 2 - L/xl)
Foot Alignment Socks (Set of 2 - L/xl)

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!

Just follow the link to get this easy-to-read Guide in English or Spanish, full of useful information, sample exercises & real-life success stories to help you!
Just follow the link to get this easy-to-read Guide in English or Spanish, full of useful information, sample exercises & real-life success stories to help you! | Source

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


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

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  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR

    justmesuzanne 

    3 years ago from Texas

    Yeah, I was just thinking yesterday how much better my feet feel now that I have decent shoes. It used to be sheer agony to get my outdoor chores done and walk my dogs in the afternoon! :D

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    Marlene Bertrand 

    3 years ago from USA

    Pain in the feet can be quite difficult to deal with. I like your solutions, especially the one about the toe socks. I agree with you about buying a good pair of shoes. Those cheap shoes just don't make things better. I had bunion removal surgery about four months ago and had a plate secured on my big toe to keep it from moving. Now I must wear well-fitting shoes (with a little bit of a heel) in order to walk properly. I like the crocks for comfort, too.

  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR

    justmesuzanne 

    3 years ago from Texas

    Thanks! :)

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    Peggy Woods 

    3 years ago from Houston, Texas

    That is wonderful news that your feet are in much better shape now because of your past efforts in healing. Good shoes can also make a world of difference! May you have continued success, including that of your wrist. It seems as though you are on the right path!

  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR

    justmesuzanne 

    3 years ago from Texas

    Many thanks! :)

  • Shyron E Shenko profile image

    Shyron E Shenko 

    3 years ago from Texas

    Suzanne, I am so happy to see you on here. I have to make this short, I am running out to a core group meeting and I accidentally found this hub. I did read it and plan to come back.

    Voted up, UABI and shared.

    Blessings and Hugs Dear friend.

  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR

    justmesuzanne 

    3 years ago from Texas

    Thanks! :)

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    FlourishAnyway 

    3 years ago from USA

    Best of luck on your continued journey! You certainly have been through it.

  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR

    justmesuzanne 

    3 years ago from Texas

    My pleasure! See also: How I Dealt With Ball Of Foot And Toe Pain. This article is an update of that one.

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    travmaj 

    3 years ago from australia

    Ouch! And yes, I have foot problems. I've just invested in some really top shoes and some toe socks similar to the ones you display here. All on track at the moment but thank you for this - most informative.

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