There are many reasons why your toe might be squished in shoes. Sometimes, it’s because you’re wearing the wrong size shoe for your foot. This can cause extreme discomfort and even injury if not taken care of right away. Other times, it’s because your feet have widened over time or after pregnancy. You’ll want to make sure that you are always getting properly sized shoes so this doesn’t happen again to avoid any long-term problems with pain and mobility issues. Whatever the case may be, there is a quick fix for almost all cases of toes being squished in shoes!
I’ve always suffered from having pinky toe squished in shoes. I remember wearing sandals as a child and thinking that the shoe was too tight when it pinched my little toe, but eventually, I would wear them because they looked cute. As an adult, this pain doesn’t go away–in fact it can get worse! There are ways to prevent your toes from getting squished including buying wide-fitting shoes, sizing up one-half size for flats or boots. You can also stretch out your feet by doing exercises like pointing and flexing your toes throughout the day.
My Pinky Toe Squished In Shoes
A few months ago, I noticed my pinky toe squished in shoes. It was the first time it had happened and I started to worry about what could be causing it. Luckily, after some research, I found out that there are a number of things that can cause this discomfort. From wearing ill-fitting or too tight footwear to injury or deformity.
After reading up on treatment options for these conditions, I also learned how to tell if your shoe size is correct by using the “pinky test.” This blog post will cover everything you need to know about why your pinky toe squished in shoes including causes like wearing ill-fitting or too tight footwear as well as treatment options like getting new shoes and stretching exercises.
How do you fix a squished pinky toe?
You can use an ice pack to sooth the joint area. If there is no joint movement, push up on the broader toe which can help sometimes. Synovial fluid will be released and buffer the joint at top of swellings usually drop over time.
The best treatment for a squished pinky toe is by keeping it elevated (it may look like you’re giving yourself a pedicure), elevating your heart rate to promote faster blood flow, elevating your foot about 45 degrees or higher, applying cold packs or ice till swelling stops, then wrapping with an elastic bandage to keep splint in position until symptom-free; also see if you can bend toes forward (flexor muscle may be cramping).
How do you stretch your pinky toe shoes?
I set out 7 totally different methods to help you stretch your shoes.
1) Fill a container with hot water and submerge your shoe.
2) Soak the shoe in warm water for about an hour before you gently flex or roll it up by hand for several minutes at a time.
3) Place the offending shoe insole-side down over your toes, hands, or something else, and use it as a pulling device to stretch that pesky toe area. Alternatively, place boiling water on top of the shoes if they are not leather.
4) Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (about 175 Celsius). Remove outer sole from one shoe with pliers quickly but carefully. Place carelessly insidiouslye hot shoe on oven rack until the lining of the shoe begins to dry.
5) In a bucket or dish pan, mix up warm water and dishwashing liquid. Soak your shoes in this solution for about 5-10 minutes before using a wooden spoon handle to gently stretch them by moving it through the heel area.
6) Pull or cut the midsole material to loosen it up.
7) Strap your shoes on, cover them with plastic wrap and warm them with a hairdryer before taking off the plastic wrap and gently tugging at your shoe to stretch the toe area.
I’ve been suffering from a sore pinky toe for the last few weeks and today, it finally popped out of my shoe. It was so relieving to have that pressure taken off! Tomorrow is going to be such an amazing day because my foot will feel lighter than ever before.
If you’re like me and constantly wear shoes that are too tight, your pinky toe can get squished. This is a common problem for people with narrow feet as the toes have less room to wiggle around in those tiny shoe openings. What’s worse is when it happens on both sides of the same foot! It seems impossible to walk or bend down without excruciating pain shooting through my toes.
Luckily there are some things you can do right now to fix a squished pinky toe so you don’t need an emergency trip to the doctor or podiatrist just yet. You may be able to stretch out the area by rubbing lotion onto your feet and then pushing them against each other while sitting at a table.