I’m an avid Jazzerciser and walker. I’m 53 years old and have been exercising this way for about 20 years. However, about two months ago I had an ache in my big toe – felt stiff like it had to be cracked. Eventually it got worse and is now even painful when I walk. I’ve tried different shoes, metatarsal pads, taping. The degree of pain varies and sometimes it seems like I can “work it out” by doing my activities. I know rest is recommended…my question is – how long does it take to heal if this in fact is sesamoiditis? Is refraining from my exercise the best way to deal with this? If so, how long do I have to refrain?