2 Broken toes ?
I am an avid runner and running the Boston Marathon April 21. However, 5 weeks ago I broke my pinky and 4th toes. After medical evaluation the toes were taped and I am wearing a medical boot (this is 5th week) putting no significant pressure on the broken toes when possible (e.g. first 2 weeks on crutches). After 2 weeks, I stopped using the crutches and began walking. On the 4th week, because I need to keep up my training for Boston, I added running back into my schedule, slowly. My foot dr said if I can tolerate it, I can do it. Is the pain a normal occurrence due to the of the lack of use during healing as described in one of your previous posts (see below) or something else. The 2 toes that are healing swell with exercise. I realize that a definitive answer is not possible so I'll rephrase my question. After the healing of broken toe(s) 5 weeks now, is it common to experience pain, sometimes a lot of pain common. There are times when it feels almost healed and then times with shooting pain and discomfort. If it is not uncommon how long can it last and is there anything I can do to mitigate the pain. Thanks for your reply.
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