Several months ago, I told you that my big toe on my right foot was curling, thus taking the other toes with, causing my gait to be off, and then my entire leg would be painfully achy.
To combat this, I tried to wear tight fitting sandals so as not to give the toe room to curl. This worked pretty well, and in Barcelona I also carried at least one other pair of shoes and interchanged them quite regularly.
Anyway, when we got back, I needed some foot powder amongst other things. While looking, I found something called "toe spacers". They come in a pack of two and are squishy, made of a gel of some sort. I put one in between my big toe and the one next to it ... and voila' ... my toe seems to straighten out. Not 100% of the time, but at least 85%. I sure can't beat that!
When I try to explain my toe, I think of an elderly person whose toes are becoming gnarled and do exactly as I described. As a matter of fact, I'm wondering if there is another topic (Alzheimer's??) that this may benefit others.
Just thought I'd pass this info on in case anyone else has toe curling.
People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Quoted by: Maya Angelou (Reader's Digest Oct. 2006)