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Posted by: Anon | 2010/05/17

Sore Toe

The big toe on my right foot causes me a huge amount of pain by rubbing against the side of my running shoe whilst I am running. I am running Comrades next weekend and I wanting to know what can i apply to it to numb it for the entire day.
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Dear Anon
Not a good idea - pain is a warning system and you may rub your toe raw and bleeding if you numb it while running. Rather strap it with white elastoplast to protect the skin or wear thicker socks to limit the movement of your foot inside the shoe.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: cyberdoc | 2010/05/17

Dear Anon
Not a good idea - pain is a warning system and you may rub your toe raw and bleeding if you numb it while running. Rather strap it with white elastoplast to protect the skin or wear thicker socks to limit the movement of your foot inside the shoe.
Dr Bets

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