Toe Pain! Ouch!

Apparently, I suffered a stress fracture in my second metatarsal (sorry for the spelling!) a few weeks ago (I'm waiting for the MRI results as I write) and have been in a soft cast with a boot for about two weeks. All this time, with increasing severity, duration and occurance, I have had pain in my big and second toes. I understand that there is a connective nerve between the bone and the two toes and that MAY be causing the pain. Of course, since I generally walk around with a black cloud over my head, I also developed a nasty blister on my big toe on the side of the toe nearest the second toe which has become really nastily infected. First of all, is there any pain relief options available for the toe pain? Secondly, is there a cure for the nerve pain or is this something I need to learn to live with? Frankly, this has become really debilitating which, for me, is saying a lot! I also have Crohn's Disease and a number of related and unrelated GI problems that I am able to work through but THIS is driving me crazy!

Any input would be happily appreciated!

Posted By Nancy Landis on October 14, 2005 at 09:08:22:

A silicone insert on the back of the Achillotrain leaves tendon pressure-free and provides intermittent compression for the reduction of swelling and edema.

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