Home > Experts > Question Question Posted by: Petals | 2014/01/22 TOE BONES MALALIGNED FROM EXCESSIVE REPETITIVE MOVEMENT, WHILST BAREFEET Hi Doctors, Ten years ago, in UK, I started learning Tae Kwon Do at University. One day, they decided to do a competition to see who could do the most kicks in 60 seconds. Yes, I did. But I damaged my toe bones in the process. It pained constantly, and eventually I went for an X-Ray and was told that the bones are "not normal" or "not aligned normally". I forgot about it and carried on with life. All I needed to do was not bend my big toe too far down (I could not, actually, as it was too painful). Now and then I experienced pain with a sideways movement, when I wore a high heel shoe. Generally, it didn't bother me. Now, ten years later (I am also a runner), I find that suddenly my big toe was extremely sore. I massaged it and now its ok again - not bothering me, and not paining and my life carries on as normal (running and sports and high heel shoes and all). Now here are my questions: Should I be worried about these mal-aligned toe bones? Are they going to get me into arthritis in my old age? And, the most scary one for me, will they prevent me from running later in my life? Just because its not bothering me now, doesn't mean that it won't later in my life (but it is ten years ago, and I'm still doing just fine without any intervention). I'm just worried because I don't want to regret not doing some or other procedure when I was younger, and then in my older age, the whole thing gets so bad that I can't even run or lead a normal life. Can that happen, given what you know above, about this case? This is my worry and why I am asking you to please help me. Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question Have your say Your name (optional) Your comment Security × Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly. Search health advice Find an answer × Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly. Reply to Your name (optional) Your comment Security Close Submit comment Recently: Asked Questions Answered Questions Commented Questions My son is on 56mg concerta but only started last year LOWER BACK PAIN HUSBAND HAS SWOLLEN LYMTH NODE CLOSE TO HIS GROIN Womans chronic tension orgasm How many sleeping pills is too many? Womans chronic tension orgasm Could I be pregnant 11 weeks pregnant Cycts can ultrasound detect abortion if you are on abortion bleeding Hi im on depo for one month now and have gained 7kg despite of the fact that im using herbex slimming products.What can I di to stop the weight gain? Hormone Working for 4 years on Contract Not sure if my boyfriend is in our relationship My son is on a hunger strike because he got braces advertisement From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks?