Don’t hate me when I admit that I’ve always been a bit jealous of people who have pretty toes.
You know, the straight kind.
My second toe — on both feet — kind of flops over the third one. Always has, though my mom swears my toes were straight when I was an infant. (If that’s so, how come I remember my sister teasing me about my crooked toes from way back??)
Anyway. Most of my life, I haven’t wanted to go barefoot or wear sandals.
In public, that is.
Now I find I’ve developed a bunion on one foot. It’s not pretty, and it hurts. Bunions tend to run in families, and wearing high heels as I did increase the likelihood of getting one.
I’ve bought countless things to ease the pain, but nothing has worked.
My latest purchase was a pair of Yoga Toes, designed to stretch the toes and strengthen the entire foot.
(I’m not being compensated in the least for what I’m writing. I share it simply in the hope that anyone suffering as I have will find relief, too.)
Now, I was skeptical when I read through their website. But the price was reasonable; the money back guarantee and lifetime warranty were appealing; and I’d determined to try everything before submitting to surgery.
My toes are spreading out, the pain has eased, and I have high hopes of never again falling because my weakened toes interfere with my balance.
Did you know 25 percent of our body’s bones are in the feet? And wearing heels puts 90 percent of our entire body’s weight on the big toe joint?
Neither did I.
Doctors say barefoot really is best. But since we can’t walk around barefoot all the time, we ought to treat our feet with more care.
I’m wearing my Yoga Toes every day. They hurt a bit at first, but I’m getting used to them. And I like the results.
Yoga Toes doesn’t promise to cure foot problems. But strangely enough, their customers claim that wearing them has helped — with everything from bunions to hammer toes, overlapping toes, and plantar fasciitis.
Yoga for the feet? Hey, whatever works!