Re: pain in the big toe (great hallux)

Do you have a friendly pharmacist who does compounding? That is where they custom blend topical medications in a gel base. Not all pharmacists do. If you can find one, ask them about any mixtures they have made up for situations like yours. If you can find one, ask him/her for a suggestion and get your doctor to write for it. Probably your insurance won't pay for it.

I have had mine make up various mixtures with local anesthetics, antiinflammatories, muscle relaxers etc. You might be able to rub this mixture on your toe and get some relief.

P.S. I am sorry you have Shingles. I know this is quite painful.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on June 23, 2004 at 21:36:04:

In Reply to: Re: pain in the big toe (great hallux) posted by Karen on June 23, 2004 at 00:01:13:

An area of softer silicone is incoporated on the medial side of the cushion, the area most sensitive to plantar faciitis pain. Sold in pairs.

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