I have had bunions for donkey's year, ever since I was a kid - they don't really cause me any problems and over the years they've improved due to yoga practice stretching the toes out straighter.
The problem I'm having is that I find on longer mileage runs the pressure on the second toes in (they're on both feet)seems to make it start to go a bit numb and I find the toes are really sore, the nail is likely to become painful. When I did the GNR both the toes were completely numb for miles and I lost both nails and had big blisters underneath.
I don't feel its really needed to have the operation to remove them as they are not getting any worse, but is there anything else I can do prevent the pain? I have plenty of room in the toe box of my shoes - would padding help between the toes or would this make it worse when I run? I find if I try to straighten the toes up too much I get really bad cramp in my arch.
Any suggestions I would be really grateful for! I