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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Big Toe Joint Pain: Gel Products

Hi Dr. Blake,
Thanks for the heads up about the molds.
Can they be mailed to me?

If not, I think I will not keep them.  The orthotics never worked for my inflamed metatarsal/hammer big toe.  I have had good luck with
1. ‘gel socks’ from Dream Products:  http://www.dreamproducts.com/neuropathy-therapy-socks-6863.html
2.  gel inserts…the ones from gelunited.com…. http://gelunited.com/Gel-Shoe-Insoles_p_17.html

These two items have been miraculously helpful along with eliminating most of my shoes except those that are wide toe boxes.  I still do the taping you showed me, along with variations that I have developed to help the tendons in my foot.

Thanks for your kind assistance.  I guess the bottom line is that we just have to keep trying things.  I was very motivated to keep walking!

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