The better part of this year has been a battle with an odd pain in my foot. Up near my big toe, but seemingly just underneath the joint – I have had the worst pain. It’s not always there, but when it hits – the sharp pain is miserable.
At first, I thought that I had severely stubbed my toe. I was certain there was a fracture. One that I could, hopefully, allow to heal on its own. But after months of increasing pain – I knew it was time to head to the doctor’s office.
After a few tests and poking around – it was determined that it was the sesamoid area of my foot that was giving me so much trouble. Now, I won’t remember all of the super-fancy foot terminologies that my podiatrist used – so bare with me.
It was decided that I would, first, try a special shoe and at the absolute worst – there could be surgery. I’m extremely stubborn when it comes to even going to the doctor and then doing what they want. But I did the shoe – and it helped a bit. I was at least able to stop walking with a limp after a few weeks. But the pain was still slightly there. But it was enough of a healing that we discontinued my visits and I was told to order a new pair of running shoes – along with super-duper fancy inserts.
I did not order the super-duper fancy inserts. I did, however, order a pair of running shoes that would hopefully help with the way in which all of the bones in my foot drop as it hits the ground. Brooks running shoes are well-established when it comes to developing technology to support feet on all terrains. As what Lilly Harvey of ShoeAdviser have mentioned: “If you want to make the most out of your Brooks Running shoes, then you need to get the right size.
My first run in the newest generation Brooks Women’s Adrenaline GTS was substantially different and less painful than my previous shoes. I still felt like I need to force my foot to fall slightly differently than my typical style of running. But I continued on and saw a lot of improvement over runs with other styles and brands of running shoes.
The final difference was when I ordered a set of inserts to use in conjunction with the Brooks Women’s Adrenaline GTS. For me, this combination gave me a pain-free run for the first time in 6 months. In fact, the run was so amazingly smooth that it made me nervous. I wasn’t used to not needing to manage pain while I tried to get a run in.
Could this help with your sesamoiditis issue? Maybe. But be sure to have visited a physician before you make any big decisions. Sure, my podiatrist wanted me to order a more expensive and custom-made orthotic insert – but this has worked well for me.
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What running shoes have you found helps with sesamoiditis issues?