Can you identify what's wrong with my toes?
March 5, 2009 2:13 AM Subscribe
I have chronic toe discomfort/pain. Any thoughts?
posted by The bat in the hat to health & fitness (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
For as long as I can remember (I'm 26), I have had toe pain. This is almost exclusively in both little toes. It feels like they're being pulled out, sideways, to almost breaking point. Chronically. I can't handle anyone putting their fingers between my little and next-littlest toes.
When I was younger, I had my feet xrayed. There was a slight outward bend to my toe-bones, but nothing that really explained the pain. I almost got them amputated because of this, but I thought I'd just bear it. I tried spongey toe-separators (not sure why, that just pushed them out more!), which didn't help.
When I wear bare feet, and I'm sitting, I often have to turn my knees out so that my toes will be pressing on the ground, to relieve the pressure.
Possibly related, I also grew up with what I thought was a phobia, about inner wrists. I couldn't stand seeing someone's inner wrist, and especially couldn't handle my inner wrists being touched. I still have difficulties here, too. I thought this stemmed from seeing a horror movie where someone slit their wrists, but I'm wondering if this is related to the toe thing. It seems to be more the arteries/tendons (or whatever those cabley bits are that link to the fingers) that most disturb me.
Any thoughts? Is this anything other than a misshaped toe bone and a phobia?