Toe Numbness & Pain

My second and third toes get numb then have pain when I blade and ski. It starts at the top of the toe then moves down until I can no longer handle it.

The problem is getting so bad that I can barely blade and am fearful that I will gain weight. I really miss my sports. And want to be skiing by winter.

I have seen a podiatrist to get orthotics made. I have very flat feet. They will be done soon.

The problem is that the condition is getting worse. I don't touch my feet or they will get almost numb. I can walk on them. The condition is only in my left foot.

He gave me a shot of corisone 10 days ago to see if would help as it might be a pinched nerve causing the numbness.

I have a confession, I used to and very rarely do, pick at my feet. Sometimes my toe nails would bleed. Could all that have caused damage to my foot. My feet look fine and and my toe nails have grown out, well, mostly. The second one is slowly growing out but very slowly. My toe nails are painted. I have yet to tell my podiatrist that I used to pick at my feet. I am very embrassed by this bad habit. It was mostly caused by nerviousness similar to why people bite their finger nails. I just don't want to have to deal with the embarassment of telling the podiatrist that i used to have this bad habit. Plus, I felt like if he looked at my feet, he could tell.

Anyone know of a non judegmental foot doc in Denver?

Thanks,

Heather

Posted By Heather on July 04, 2005 at 19:24:34:

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