Dr Blake's comment: Yes, and you need to daily do the self mobilization technique in my video below. Also, if you pronate, get orthotics for your most strenuous activities. Place dancer's pads in any shoes you can.
My main complaints are the pain and swelling that occur after walking around with shoes with 1" or 1-1/2" heels as well as after tap dancing. I am currently not tapping, but would love to return to it, but am worried about irritating the joint. Lastly, I see you mentioning dancer's pads often. Do you have instructions on how to craft one? I appreciate any advice and help!
|Here a dancer's pad to float the first metatarsal head is made of Spenco material and glued to the bottom of the shoe insole. 1/8th inch to 1/4th is normal, but you should never feel like you are falling into the hole created.|
|Here the 1/8th inch adhesive felt from www.mooremedical.com is being used to change weight bearing off of the 5th metatarsal.|