Last month I began to run a bit. I was outside on snowshoes and before I knew it I was running. I was apprehensive, nervous and giddy with excitement all at the same time once I realized I had been running, not walking! Wow!
I was still noticing neuroma pain-it just hasn’t gone away or lessened at all while taking time off. I didn’t feel any other pain. I’ve been feeling great, have been running on my treadmill each day, completing an hour of 5 minutes walk at 4 mph @ 3 % incline x 5 minutes run at 5 mph @ 3 % incline. My body has been feeling great my mind jubilant. The neuroma zingers are as usual and it feels as though I have a giant walnut under my foot. I have been going to book surgery again with my prior neuroma surgeon but I’ve also been looking online for various ways of relief other than cortisone shots and the surgery route which I went through with my other foot and neuroma.
I have tried cortisone, foot pads, orthotics, wide shoes, tape, ice and a zillion other things. As I was searching online I found a Visco-Gel Top Spacer with Stay Put Loop which looked interesting and promising. As I was reading about it I read a comment online from my friend, Sheila, multiple IronMan finisher. She has been using them for years and they have been working for her so I ordered a package and have been using them every day since. I am wearing them in my work shoes, my running shoes, my slippers, everything. I place it between my third and fourth toe, separating those metatarsals. Guess what? I don’t feel my neuroma! I DON’T FEEL MY NEUROMA! I can’t even believe it. It’s almost too good to be true. But I believe. I am getting a second chance.
If you are suffering be sure to try one of these little guys. It just might work for you, too! I am really excited!