Hi...I have tried really hard to walk in that hard bottomed shoe to not bend my toes. It is very uncomfortable amd it's putting stress on my left hip. What if I walked and held my toe against the top of my sneaker?
Wearing the hard bottomed ortho shoe
Hi Customer. Sorry to hear that you cannot tolerate the hard-soled shoe.
Are you still online?
Hi Customer I guess you are not online. I reviewed your old question and it has been 2 weeks since the injury. Do you have a copy of the xray? Can you get it? If you can get it and either scan it or shoot a photo of it from your phone and attach it here I can look at it for you.
If the fracture is not displaced and you are really uncomfortable with using the hard-bottomed shoe, I would go with either a fracture boot or a very comfortable tennis shoe/sneaker. The whole point of the hard-soled shoe or boot is to prevent you from pushing off from the ground with your big toe.
Does the toe actually hurt when you walk with the hard-soled shoe? Or is it just uncomfortable for the rest of your body and your hip? If the toe doesn't hurt when you try and sneaker then it is probably OK to do that. If on the other hand you have pain then it means the fracture is not happy.
Once again, it would be good to consult with your doctor if you have problems. It is hard for me to educate you on it because I don't actually know what the fracture looks like.
The other option would be to try some crutches and use your sneakers but don't push off with the front of your foot. Basically try to heel walk with the crutches on that foot.
If you can get me additional information so I can get a feel for how bad the break is that would allow me to help you better. I will be online tomorrow night so can answer any message you have left for me. Thanks.