Aug 8, 2006

Tiptoe thru the tulips....

For the last few days i've been kinda yukky.
Arthritis and fibromyalgia have a way of making
one's life a bit more challenging.
My latest challenge is to find a pair of "orthopedic" shoes
that look not like orthopedic shoes.
My toes are killing me!
See, having the second toe longer than the first is actually
a structural "defect" which can cause problems, including
something called "Morton's neuroma" which is an abnormal (and painful)
growth of nerve tissue in the foot usually somewhere between
the third and fourth toes. Strangely, this is not uncommon for
people with fibromyalgia.
And it makes me walk like a penguin at times.
And the pinky toes turn under and sideways, what a freak i am! :-)
Amazingly, i never wore pointed shoes or high heels, both causes of
this problem.

Please, shoe manufacturers, make a pretty shoe that's flat, has a "rocker" sole
(kind of curved to "rock" while walking) and a roomy toebox!

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