Toe Pain And Running Shoes

Enduring toe pain while running needs immediate attention; runners will usually perservere and while admirable, this will possibly make a temporary problem take much longer to resolve.  Just stop and remedy the situation so you can continue to enjoy your runs.  Plus if your stride is changing it can affect your knees, hips, and back.  Geez.joggersclipart

Is the toe pain from your running shoes?  You may have the wrong shoe, it is worn out and needs to be replaced, or your biomechanics may need adjusting.  In the latter case try orthotic inserts, or for the best results visit a podiatrist for custom orthotic devices.  Well worth it for dedicated runners.

Is it big toe pain?  A sore or painful big toe beigins with soreness and stiffness, hallux limitus.  If it progresses to inability to flex it, it is then termed hallux rigidus.  Not so good.  Hallux Rigidus can be caused by:

  • Genetics
  • Overuse
  • Fallen arches
  • Diseases like arthritis and gout
  • Injury to the big toe; even stubbing the toe can lead to hallux rigidus

Early treatment is key.  See a podiatrist as soon as possible for:


From Sonic Relief:

Do you think the pain is in the bone, or connective tissue?  Again, get it investigated by a professional for the quickest results.  It may be something a simple as a Morton's neuroma, which can be removed with an alcohol injection.

Big toe pain while running? You are not alone:

joggerclipartThe Third Amiga Has Returned

Saaaad. I cried myself to sleep every night. :`(. 2) Erin, I totally feel the toe pain. Here is proof that running is not good for your feet eh? It at least has stopped hurting, but I think it's going to take a bit to fall off. ...

rough week

Got an extra mile in, but didn't really do a whole lot. The awesome thing about today was that the toe pain is nearly gone and it feels great to run again. Enjoyed running this morning, although it was 56 degrees- for the low. ...

August 2 News

One of the amazing things you will find about this is the discovery of the amount of work our running shoes do for us. They do the lionshare!! That explains why they cost so much eh? You will immediately notice in the toe muscles, ...