Have you ever suffered from a burning pain in the ball of your foot?
You know, that unbearable, sharp, stinging pain that radiates from the ball of your foot causing your toes to go numb.
This pain is often attributed to a injured or swollen nerve between the third and fourth toes.
Doctors believe it occurs in response to an uneven distribution of weight through the forefoot or when toes are squeezed together too often and for too long.
So wearing heeled shoes 1 inch or higher, high-impact sports like running, and sports that require tight-fitting gear like snow skiing are often to blame.
So what’s a shoe lover to do?
Some say taping the third and fourth toes together helps reduce the pressure on the nerve and alleviates some of the pain. Using about 3 inches of medical tape, secure one end to the top of your third toe. (The third toe is your middle toe and the fourth toe is the one next to your pinkie toe.) Wrap the tape completely around both the third and fourth toes. The tape should be secure, but not so tight that it blocks circulation.
Apply ice for 15 to 20 minutes to reduce the pain and swelling.
Rest your feet and wear lower heeled shoes, flats or athletic shoes.
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