How did this happen? Apparently it's not just me. There are so many products out there to help me. Right now I can't wear closed toe shoes. Bunions rub and knuckle on second toe (hammertoe) rubs.
Yes, I did see a podiatrist this summer. Yes, I need bunion surgery as the angle of the bones between toe one and toe two is greater than 14%. But he said it is painful as hell and until the daily pain is more than I can bear, just postpone.
I wear flip flops (formerly called thongs) and now add a few essentials. Yes, I buy the expensive kind that have a great arch support.
This "toe spreader" keeps the hammertoe from crossing over onto my big toe. I put on the flip flops then put this between the first two toes.
Lately, my third toe is starting to also cross and get smushed against the second toe. So I put on this ....
Of course this foot model has PERFECT toes and perfect spacing. I put one on my second toe and one on my third toe.
I just ordered some
and I hope when they arrive, I can wear my tennis shoes. And I will also try
to keep all the toes in their own space. Except I'll use the larger gel spreader between the first two toes.
Good golly! All of this just to walk in comfort? I'm going to start looking at electric wheelchairs..... please say a prayer for my friend who provides my pedicure. Eww!