Last August I went down a water slide and and pushed off of the bottom of the swimming pool. Immediately I felt a pain at the base of my second toe (next to the big toe). The pain was constant and increased with pressure. I could still walk, but each step was painful. I thought it would get better with time and rest, but almost 9 months later the pain is as bad as it was on day one. The pain is tolerable when I have good shoes on, but it is pretty bad when I am barefoot. I would have gone to the doctor months ago, but funds are limited and my insurance isn’t that great.