Hi, I didn't expect this to come up from 2010. My toe is much worse now than before, much stiffer and more swollen. I have seen several doctors and all say if I enjoy to run and it doesn't cause too much pain, the benefits of running far outweigh not running, My sports physio gave me some manipulation exercises to do so he didn't say not to run either, but really you should see your own medical expert as each case is different. I have done 2 10ks and 2 half marathons this year so I am still running! Good luck.
I forgot to mention is that I have arthritis of the big toe which I am having ongoing treatment for on the same foot, I take 2000ml of Gloucosamine & Condroitin every day, I am sure that this is slowing down progress, as both sides of my foot are sore (I need to hover!) My OH has got me the old bike out of the shed so I might have a go at that too. I know I will get there its just frustrating! Thanks for all your support though it is good to hear others as it gives reassurance