Does anyone know anything about arthritic toes?
January 2014 had me waggling my big toe, which I assumed was a bunion, in front of a foot surgeon. "That's not a bunion", he said, "That's severe arthritis and you'll be horrified when you see the x-ray". And, indeed I was. So that's why my foot has hurt so much and why I haven't been able to buy a court shoe in years.
Was going to let him cut my toe joint up and immobilise it with a screw (Yeuch!!!) but unfortunately had a bit of a health bliip so couldn't get it done. So having recovered from vile treatment etc I got back to C25K wearing my stalwart barefoot trainers which somehow seem to be ok for my foot. However, now it's getting worse again and something's happening to my other foot.
Burning question, therefore, is:
1.Does anyone here run with a pinned toe using a mid or forefoot strike?
2.Am I living in cloud cukoo land thinking that I might be able to run again after having my toe joint cut out and a big screw put in my toe?