I mentioned in my post about socks for hill walking that my walking boots are rather tight-fitting. What I didn’t mention, because it wasn’t really relevant to the subject in hand, was that on my recent walks, the dystonia in my feet stayed at bay. This seems to be due to the tightness of my boots in the toe area; there just isn’t room for my toes to curl up in there!
This is mostly a good thing. It means that I’m not standing on the ends of my toes. But it did have one unexpected result (which I felt after the first walk, but paid it little heed because it didn’t hurt as much as the huge blisters on my heels): I have a blood blister underneath my big toe nail! The toe nail has turned an odd shade of purple, and it all feels rather tender. I’m not posting a photograph of it because, lets face it, pictures of people’s foot injuries are seldom illuminating and almost invariably not aesthetic. And it’s not really all that bad, either.
If I tell you that my dystonia takes the form of the four smaller toes curling in, and the big toe sticking itself up, I’m sure that you will be able to see how this happened; that big toe had been jabbing itself up at the hard leather of my boot, just above where the toe should have been happily sat, moving with my foot rather than against it.
- Just Walk
- The Importance of Good Socks
- Just Walk Update
- Doom and Gloom and Walking Boots
- Just Walk changed to Solo Walk
- Walked the Walk
- Solo Walk: Route with Photographs