- Did I hurt myself during my workout?
- The liver meridian runs through this area of the toe, so was this also tied into my liver?
- Did my big toe somehow become dislocated?
- If this was an injury, how could I not be aware of this?
by Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath I wanted to reach out to all of our followers so share something that happened to me recently that may be eye opening to you. Sometimes I feel so blessed to endure a challenge personally so I can share this with the masses and today’s share will blow you away. And yes, I will include pictures. I had two incidents in the last three weeks that will make you look at joint pain differently. About 3 weeks ago, on what seemed to be a normal Monday, I came into the office at 7:30am as I normally would and on my lunch break I went to work with my personal trainer as I do on every Monday. Nothing was really different or odd in my workout and I did not feel as if anything I was doing pushed to hard or created any pain response at all. I simply enjoyed the benefits of a normal workout. A few hours after my workout I started to notice a slight pain in the lower joint on the big toe on my right foot. I really did not think much of this and just moved on with my day. As the day continued though, the pain was getting more and more intense. So intense to the point that by the time I got home that night, about 7:00pm, I could not put any pressure on my right toe. I basically had to put all my weight on the right heel when walking. As I laid in bed that night with my foot up on a pillow, because now the toe was also inflamed, my wife tried to be very delicate in putting some essential oils on my big toe. Just that slight touch almost sent me through the roof with pain. Yikes! When I woke up the next morning, the big toe was even more inflamed and the pain was almost unbearable! As an avid golfer and tennis player, I was starting to have thoughts of how many months it would take before I could golf again and tennis was completely out of the question. Heck, waling was out of the question at this point. I was wracking my brain wondering what this was.