broken pinkie toe and raynauds

I broke my left pinkie toe at the end of May and have been through several different treatments. Its a hairline fracture that goes from the left side of my toe *down* towards the bottom of the toe (just phalange, not metatarsal). I tried buddy taping the toe to the next toe, with an without a splint (popsicle stick). My podiatrist now has me on a orthopedic shoe (the kind with the velcro that they give you after you're had surgery). The problem is I have raynauds disease as well. I can only wear socks of a certain thickness with this orthopedic shoe. I started having problems with this shoe in terms of tingling and numbness in my other toes on this foot. Then last night while I was at work (air conditioned office), my entire foot became stiff and swelled up. By the time I got home, I could barely walk. I have a call into my podiatrist, but I don't think he listens well enough. Would an orthopedic shoe cause problems (besides with the sock/air condition issue) for someone like me with reynauds? What other treatment would you suggest?

Posted By Phoebe on September 14, 2004 at 10:13:11:

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