Part of the normal cycle of walking has you pushing off your big toe. But if your big toe hurts because of either gout or arthritis or just some lack of mobility due to a bunion, it makes walking and running really hard. Think of how your body is built. All the big bones are on the inside of the body. We have a big tibia on the inside and a smaller fibula on the outside.
On your foot it’s the same thing – big toe on the inside and little ones on the outside. If your big toe hurts what’s your natural reaction? your natural reaction is to stay off of it. But then you’re going to go to the little guys on the outside – but they’re not meant to take the pressure so then you’re going to create an injury because you’re compensating off that big toe.
Let’s get you a solution to help you get some relief from your big toe. If you have an orthotic that’s a great step. We can put a piece in at the bottom that supports your toe. So in essence we are bringing the ground up so you don’t have to work so hard to push off. If you have any questions or you’re suffering from big toe pain come on in and see us and we’ll be happy to help. Call Burlington Orthotic Centre today at 905-331-4391 for details.