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Thank you so much for your recommendations. I wanted to fill in some of the missing blanks that you questioned me about. I am 57 years of age and am in fair shape. I went to a podiatrist and she did say if I was still having problems to come back...I did not. I did not have an MRI either. I figured if the podiatrist couldn't see a broken bone there wasn't much anyone could do for me. After the accidents happened (severely stubbing my big toe and then dropping a 25 pound box on it)it hurt so BAD that I could hardly put a shoe on it. My son got married and I had to wear flats! That was in January 2017. It is now the beginning of May and the pain has definitely gotten better. It still hurts though! I retired after 31 years of teaching and am now a hostess for Chick-fil-A part time. My toe feels much better in my work shoe which is like a tennis shoe and you are right about going barefoot or wearing flip flops. They are the worst!! I guess what surprises me most is that it still swells in the area right below the big toe joint and it is over 4 months since it happened. I will try putting heat on it in the evenings. Another thing that you told me Dr., was that it takes the toe/foot a lot longer to heal than other parts of our body. I just pray that it does heal!!! Thank you again for your help. It is greatly appreciated!!
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Michael D. Ebeling
Tampa, Florida 33624
Thanks for a most interesting website, which has helped a lot.
I usually do my research on the Mayo clinic website. I think your website is the most informative site I have found when researching foot pain.
I thank you for putting together this incredible website.
....I have been told that it is not hard enough to be cut off. Please help, I am not sure what to do now! THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL AND VERY HELPFUL SITE!
You have an unusually clear, informative and well-written website for laypersons. Thank you for that.
Mansfield Ctr, CT
First, I'd like to thank you for all the information that you provide on your website and the opportunity to write to you.
First, I want to let you know that you have the best web site I've found related to foot issues. (The only thing I had difficulty finding was the "ask a question" page.)
I received the orthotics Monday afternoon and began wearing them Tuesday. After two days I would say that I have noticed a huge improvement in the discomfort I have been experiencing. My foot feels better than it has in months.
I greatly admire someone like you who would donate and dedicate so much time and effort to helping strangers with no compensation. Truly, it is uncommonly kind. And your site is so intelligently arranged.
Pacific Grove, CA
I used to work for a podiatrist (front desk) back during summers in
college years ago, so I know the benefits of good care. Again, I want
to thank you for an EXCELLENT website. It was so great to get to your
site (top of google search) and actually find all the answers I needed
EASILY and QUICKLY! Clearly you put a ton of work into it and I really
All the best,
By the way, millions of websites could use yours as a guideline on how to organize information and make the site user-friendly. Kudos to you!
Thank you for your very interesting and informative site!
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