Thanks for the reply. I am so desperate right now. It's really driving me insane. Every second of the day I get reminded of it.
Titchou as things stand.
- My toe bone joint spacing is even and normal. So cartilage has not worn out in anyway so far.
- No wear and tear visible on X-ray
- No spurring.
- No external bump visible.
- When this pain started 10 months ago (for no explainable reason) I had slight general swelling on the toe. No visible swelling since then.
- I feel burning sensation constantly and sometimes electricity type of tingling sensation. As I type this it's driving me crazy. I feel like putting an axe to my toe
- I have full motion on both my toes
- Extreme dorsiflexion of the left toe causes pain. Extreme dorsiflexion of the right toe does not cause similar pain. Although the burning sensation and electricity thing happens on both toes.
I am getting so worn out because of seeing doctors. If I add them all I have seen
1 x Family doctor
4 x Rheumatologists
2 x Osteologists
I will give sport med orth doc a try.
Should I buy stiff soled shoes with rocker sole or continue wearing my flexible Converse Canvas shoes? I guess buying the stiff soled shoes will protect the joint irrespective of what I have.
[QUOTE]Wear stiff soled shoes which tend to be curved towards the toes (rocker sole) rather like army / walking boots. This reduces stress to the joint
shoes that are primarily inflexible in the forefoot.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE]Using a stiff-soled shoe can help decrease the dorsiflexion force. Shoe modifications can include an extended steel shank or a rocker bottom sole. Currently available athletic shoes termed “All Terrain,” “Off Trail Jogger,” “Trail,” and “Hiking” often have the characteristics of both a stiff and rocker sole, and can be used for many sports or conditioning activities. However, one should be cautious about using an excessively stiff-soled shoe since it may promote conditions such as Achilles tendinitis and shin splints.[/QUOTE]