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After Gordon's positive experience of running, I thought I'd add a cautionary tale. It's just over 5 months since my bunionectomy and second toe fusion and I've generally been doing really well. However, in a burst of enthusiasm a few weeks ago, I couldn't resist breaking into a little jog. Great, no pain at the time. I've since been experiencing burning nerve pain across two of my toes and pain at the base of the fused toe which has not been improving, probably worsening if anything. I had been really enjoying taking longer walks but at the moment, the pain is aggravated by walking over 30 minutes or so. I finally decided to check with physio this morning and was told that it was the jogging which has irritated the nerves and is causing pain across the top of the foot and that it is too early to have started jogging with a fused toe.
With the benefit of hindsight, I'd recommend to anyone considering upping the exercise, particularly if it's going to use the foot in a different and more stressful way (and yes, even my gentle and very short bursts of jogging are high impact), to check with physio first and not wait until afterwards. I've learned my lesson and I'm paying for it now. Back to being Mrs Sensible!
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