When I made my grocery list out earlier in the week I realized I wasn’t a spring chicken anymore. Let’s face it – we all grow older every day no matter how long we deny it. It’s inevitable.
For the past two months I’ve noticed a slight pain in my forth toe on my left foot. It started with a little cramp like pressure in the mornings when I walked down the hall. By the time I had dressed and put on my running shoes I was fine.
Sometimes in the afternoons it would start hurting again, but not enough to warrant a doctor’s visit. It would come and go and was really just a nusience making me walk funny and limp slightly at times. Try to explain that at 10:30 am!
One night I tried to examine where the pain was coming from. It was on the side of my toe next to my pinkie toe. Not an easy place to get a good look unless you are into yoga and very limber, which I’m not.
There are certain kinds of footwear you can’t wear when you are sporting a toe bandage of this type. Flip flops for one – and while living in Florida is it possible to go any length of time without wearing flip flops?
After two weeks of having to wear my running shoes or the one pair of sandles that allowed the toe bandage to stay in place I knew there had to be another way to remedie this toe problem.
I googled as we all do when we have an ache or pain. Come on now. You know you do. It’s quicker, easier, and cheaper than a doctor’s visit.
So after an extensive search I’ve diagnosed myself with a soft corn. Uggh! I was under the impression only old people get corns, calluses, and bunions. That’s not true because I have one and I’m not old! Yet…
As any good googler knows, when you diagnose you also find a cure. That’s what the Internet is for. So on my grocery list this week I added corn pads.
My toe does feel better after using these bandages for three days. Let’s hope it takes care of the problem so my flip flops won’t stay in the closet all summer! After all, Google and the Internet recommended it!