Yes......it sounds like a fungal infection. I have 2 white nails that are infected. They are causing me no bother- are just unsightly and the nails are q thick. The GP prescribed me a topical liquid to paint on the nails and told me it could take a year of regular application to clear. I opted not for oral medication- as I am on other medication that antifungals interact with when given orally. I saw a chiropodist too. He said the nails were too thick for the topical antifungal to penetrate. As a result- I still have the discoloured nails..........
I had a bursitis of my heel - it was painful. GP stuck a sterile needle in and drew out fluid with a syringe. It was still tender and podiatrist cut a hole in chiropodist felt to put around the bursa area. This allowed me to run until the bursa cleared. I must stress that what the GP did didn't actually draw out that much fluid. I think the hole in the felt and the padding around the hole helped. I had to stop running for 2-3 days only. I then kept changing the felt - the podiatrist gave me several pieces with holes in. Not sure if you could do this in a big toe though! Perhaps see if GP can draw out any fluid??
PS I wouldn't lance the bursa yourself- just incase you get an infection.
I LOVE my Hoka Cliftons. Luckily I have had no problems at all with blisters( and I usually do with new shoes). I was able to literally start wearing them straight out of the box.
The sizing may be an issue??? The Hoka are known to be on the small side. I bought a half size bigger than my normal trainer and they fit like a glove. Maybe yours are too small or if you bought them a size bigger- maybe too big?
I am sorry you got mega blisters. I have nothing but praise for Hoka trainers. I am considering buying the Hoka Bondi 4 shoe with birthday money. They are an expensive shoe and it is a great shame that they don't seem to suite you.
Hi robphotog. I am pleased to read you like the Hoka Cliftons. I have had a look at Run and Become website and like the look of the Hoka Bondi 4 at £115. Was wondering if you would report back which shoes you managed to try on in the Hoka range. Hopefully I may get money for my birthday and treat myself? Am interested in the various models you tried on- comfort/fit/weight etc. Are you going to purchase a different model to the Cliftons?
Yes please Rob............I would love to hear how you find the shoes over 6m. I had a dodgy knee when I decided to buy the Cliftons. It wasn't a long standing injury, just a niggle............but I have been running now in the Cliftons instead of my Nike Vomeros and my knee is absolutely fine now. To be fair, my vomeros are needing replacing after several months of use- so this could have been the cause of the niggle?