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My Feet Hurt. The Shoe Is The Culprit. I Think.

July 23, 2022 1 min read 2 Comments

My Feet Hurt. The Shoe Is The Culprit. I Think.

 

This is my right foot shoe.

It hurt my foot, I think.

I took my exercise from four miles a day to five miles a day a few months ago, either walking or jogging, so I could continue to eat (occasionally) poorly.

I developed these sores on the right foot, mid-step. Bunions they were called. Callouses? They went deep. They hurt. Three times now foot docs have shaved them off.

Just on the right foot, not the left foot. 

This last time the doc told me Medicare will not pay for this anymore. (I'm new to Medicare and finding out about kinds of things that are not paid for).

Rather than buy a scalpel, I changed shoes into Xeros, but these things are really light and do not protect my ankles. It feels like I am running in my socks.

So I’m calling on Geezer Jocks, like you. 9-1-1.

Can I buy pads to put on the side of my foot to prevent the bunions?

What other solutions are out there for a 65-year old wuss?

One foot doc suggested pumice, but geez, I use pumice to scrape the grill. Do I really want to scrape at my foot with pumice? This doc is a really smart lady, so I’m going to try.

Comments are open, y’all.


2 Responses

Ray Glier
Ray Glier

July 31, 2022

Thank you, Doug. You are the second person who told me about Hoka. And the “biometrics” tip…I’m on it. I already feel better.

Doug Beyerlein
Doug Beyerlein

July 30, 2022

I highly recommend Hoka brand shoes. They have excellent cushioning. I have multiple pairs and use them when running road marathons and trail ultras (at age 71) and for just casual wear. I also recommend doing exercises that promote increased flexibility – especially hip mobility. That will help with improving biomechanics and how your foot strikes the pavement when walking and running.

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