Monday, July 11, 2011

Big toe

Argh. So I have been feeling pretty good and have even been able to sleep on my stomach lately, something I can't do when my neck is acting up because it doesn't turn that far. I decided to try to taper off the prednisone again, or at least taper it down. And though my neck is fine, my big toe joint (the sesamoid bones I do believe) is now huge. It's happened before and with a dancer's pad I can keep running, but I can't walk barefoot on our hardwood floors.

I did a 2 hour ride Sunday morning, which also might have contributed...I need to look at my cycling shoes because I think there's a lot of pressure right on that joint.


WendyBird said...

Ouch, I hope you can continue with the pred taper, that stuff is such a pain :-p

Wren said...

Oh, do I know that big toe pain, Clare. The one on my right foot used to flare on a regular basis. I walked on it, but with a terrible, pronounced limp--the very idea of RUNNING on it, even with cushioning, makes me cringe and my stomach flip-flops.

Sending you some warm hugs and a large dose of comfort. I hope the pain goes soon. Also, I'm sending you a little extra resolve so tapering down the prednisone while keeping your pain under control is a bit easier.


Lora said...

heels down when cycling. That helps relieve the pressure on the ball of the foot and thus sesamoids.
Bonus, you get more power. I find that it's easier to do in the drops--even though my hands and wrists don't much agree with that long term.