Wednesday, January 05, 2011


My foot feels like it is swollen. Curiousity has me wanting to take my shoe off and inspect it but I know that is a bad idea. If it is swollen, I may not get my shoe back on.

This actually started on Monday. I woke up and got out of bed like any other Monday. But when I stood up, putting pressure on my feet, I felt pain in my toe. Not the big toe. The second in command toe.

I poked around the toe and notice the pain was in the joint. Pain in the joint. I have had that issue before. But that was with the big toe. Then I thought it might be a gout attack. It could have very well been. Now it was a similiar feeling but in a different toe.

I got by on Monday. Same with Tuesday. This morning, my toe felt pretty good. Pain was down quite a bit. As I walked around though, something seemed different. It felt like I was walking on a pebble. The pain in the joint seemed to have moved to the bottom of the foot. How did that happen?

But it wasn't bad. Until I got to work. No problems for a while until I got up to get some water. I had been sitting at my desk for close to two hours. When I got up to walk it felt weird. I hobbled a bit before managing a stride that eased the pain a bit. But my foot felt like it had swelled inside the shoe.

Now I am wondering what might be going on. I am tempted to take off from work to get the shoe off and hopefully some relief. I may have to skip working out tonight because of it. Or I can leave it be and it will likely be fine by Friday.

I just hope I don't twist an ankle if I end up walking funny.


J. Gambino said...

Because you don't walk funny now?

Drizztdj said...

Elevate the foot while laying down. Works wonders on my sore knees and should have same effect on toes.

AletaR said...