- Camino(s) past & future
After several months of training I am about to start my second Camino 9 days from today. I have been in Spain for a few weeks vacationing and also training (walking 8-12 miles a day). I felt 100% ready and then I hyperextended my toe during stair training on a castle walk in Alicante and I now have turf toe. That was about 5 days ago and I have been using R.I.C.E and iBuprofen to hopefully alleviate the problem. However I have had turf toe two other times in my life (I'm 55) and it usually takes a few weeks to completely heal. I am considering seeking out a cortisone shot but being from America, and not part of the EU health care system, it sounds difficult and probably expensive. I have heard that health care along the Camino for pilgrims is very affordable and I could wait until I get to St Jean, or a day or two into the Camino, to seek medical help. Right now walking more than a few miles is barely possible. My big toe is wrapped so it is basically immobilized right now. Does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations? Thank you in advance.