Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Anybody try Yoga Toes?
Old 10-08-2009, 05:24 PM   #1
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,323
Anybody try Yoga Toes?

Has anyone tried Yoga Toes? You put this plastic over your toes and it is supposed to help you realign your foot bones from what I gather. Since I've broken toes and bones in both feet I'm really thinking of trying them.
I don't think there is a Podiatrist on this board...is there?


http://www.yogapro.com/ts/toestretcher.html
__________________

__________________
Please consider adopting a rescue animal. So very many need a furr-ever home and someone to love them! And if we all spay/neuter our pets there won't be an overpopulation to put to death.
Orchidflower is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-08-2009, 07:18 PM   #2
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
RonBoyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 5,280
I am skeptical but I do remember how surprisingly beneficial my first pair of Birkenstocks were.
__________________

__________________
"It's tough to make predictions, especially when it involves the future." ~Attributed to many
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is." ~(perhaps by) Yogi Berra
"Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge."~ Lau tzu
RonBoyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2009, 09:00 PM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
Bestwifeever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 16,373
I actually do know someone who used these, OF--someone who was on her feet all day as a hair stylist. She didn't really say the effect they had, just that she had used them. They're worth trying, I would say!
__________________
“Would you like an adventure now, or would you like to have your tea first?” J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Bestwifeever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2009, 09:05 PM   #4
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Fireup2020's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,186
I think they look very uncomfortable - like those things they put between your toes to spread them when they polish after a pedicure...ewww! Love the soaks, massages, and buffing, but having my poor little toes spread wide - nope no thank you!
__________________
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich. - A. P. Gouthey
Fireup2020 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2009, 09:06 PM   #5
Moderator
Sarah in SC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 13,456
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing--those little spongy things for toenail painting irritate me, so I think these would too.
OF, maybe you could try the foam ones first--from the drugstore or wherever, before ordering these fancy ones?
__________________
“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.”
Gerard Arthur Way

Sarah in SC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2009, 10:24 PM   #6
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 7,526
.
__________________
Retired in 2013 at age 33. Keeping busy reading, blogging, relaxing, gaming, and enjoying the outdoors with my wife and 3 kids (5, 11, and 12).
FUEGO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2009, 10:24 PM   #7
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 7,526
Something about the package design is a little suggestive?? Please tell me it's not just me...



__________________
Retired in 2013 at age 33. Keeping busy reading, blogging, relaxing, gaming, and enjoying the outdoors with my wife and 3 kids (5, 11, and 12).
FUEGO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2009, 11:16 PM   #8
Moderator Emeritus
CuppaJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: At The Cafe
Posts: 6,866
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sarah in SC View Post
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing--those little spongy things for toenail painting irritate me, so I think these would too.
OF, maybe you could try the foam ones first--from the drugstore or wherever, before ordering these fancy ones?
A cheaper method is just to roll up a Kleenex (or less expensive brand) and weave it between the toes.
__________________
CuppaJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2009, 08:37 AM   #9
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,323
I wasn't interested at all until I read somewhere that they actually will put the bones back in place, and, since I have trouble sometimes with some bones moving around (like I said, I've broken bones in both feet now), it made sense to me. My question really is: does it really work?
However, I like the idea of rolling up Kleenex and weave between the toes to try first. It costs $25+ for the Yoga Toes, and they say that the off-brands aren't so hot when I read some reviews.
Fuego, that's hysterical...and you would think the company would catch that. No, it isn't just you.
__________________
Please consider adopting a rescue animal. So very many need a furr-ever home and someone to love them! And if we all spay/neuter our pets there won't be an overpopulation to put to death.
Orchidflower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2009, 09:26 AM   #10
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 7,526
Quote:
Originally Posted by Orchidflower View Post
Fuego, that's hysterical...and you would think the company would catch that. No, it isn't just you.
Now that I look at it closer with the clarity of morning, it looks like a baby crowning. Maybe this product is for obstetricians. They do stay on their feet for long periods.
__________________
Retired in 2013 at age 33. Keeping busy reading, blogging, relaxing, gaming, and enjoying the outdoors with my wife and 3 kids (5, 11, and 12).
FUEGO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 01:19 PM   #11
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,323
OK, I broke down and got the Yoga Toes for $25 (half price) from their website. THEY WORK! I have worn them for 15 minutes the first day and now 20 minutes the 4th day, and I can already tell a difference in the ability to stretch my toes apart and the comfort in my feet when I stand.
Let me preface this by saying that I broke my right foot and broke my little toe on the left foot some years ago, so I have had alot of pain from these accidents.
What the Yoga Toes do is to stretch the toes out which pulls the muscles on the underneath pad for one (which is behind the toes) and your foot feels wider and flatter--instead of scrunched together. I feel like my feet are standing more sound and solid now than before. I'm sure, too, that these Yoga Toes are pulling more muscles and bones than I am able to explain.
However, I haven't had the bones in my right foot ache for the last couple days, which happened all the time from breaking it 6 years ago. Yoga Toes from the reviews I read are supposed to knock all the bones back into place, and I am sure mine were out on the right foot, but never saw a Podiatrist like I should have at the time...or ever.
The instructions say if they hurt they are working and not to be alarmed--and they do hurt me on the left foot as I broke my little toe, taped it to the next toe for a week to heal, and it is so tight now that it is stretching those muscles now very painfully...to the point that the entire left side of my left foot still goes numb when I put on the Yoga Toes but it's getting better each day. The instructions also warn not to wear them too much until your foot is ready, to start with 10-15 minutes and go slowly, which I'm doing.
I'm taking a guess here that these Yoga Toes would help women with their pointed toe shoes and the aches they cause.
However, I don't wear pointed shoes during this period of my life and am usually in Uggs or tennies, but my feet already feel better after 4 days! They work for me is the bottom line. Just thought I would give this report to anyone interested, since I have problems with both feet being broken in the past and got tired of the pain.
__________________
Please consider adopting a rescue animal. So very many need a furr-ever home and someone to love them! And if we all spay/neuter our pets there won't be an overpopulation to put to death.
Orchidflower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 02:57 PM   #12
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
HFWR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lawn chair in Texas
Posts: 12,964
Is that similar to camel toes?
__________________
Have Funds, Will Retire

...not doing anything of true substance...
HFWR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 02:59 PM   #13
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
calmloki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Independence
Posts: 5,459
sheesh HFWR - didn't you read Fuego's #7?

Glad to hear they are working for you Orchidflower - that's what counts.
__________________
calmloki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 03:04 PM   #14
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,323
Thanks...I know it seems stupid to write so much about your feet, but the pain was no joke...and maybe someone else looking at this board sometime in the future will have a similar problem. I think or hope we are all here to help each other make our lives better if possible.
__________________
Please consider adopting a rescue animal. So very many need a furr-ever home and someone to love them! And if we all spay/neuter our pets there won't be an overpopulation to put to death.
Orchidflower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2009, 12:32 PM   #15
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
HFWR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lawn chair in Texas
Posts: 12,964
Quote:
Originally Posted by calmloki View Post
sheesh HFWR - didn't you read Fuego's #7?

Glad to hear they are working for you Orchidflower - that's what counts.
No, but I did look at the picture...
__________________
Have Funds, Will Retire

...not doing anything of true substance...
HFWR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2009, 12:40 PM   #16
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
haha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hooverville
Posts: 22,384
Quote:
Originally Posted by Orchidflower View Post
OK, I broke down and got the Yoga Toes for $25 (half price) from their website. THEY WORK!
Good for you Orchid! I also ordered them, but they haven't arrived yet. I have been having pain called metatarsalgia when I walk a lot. I tried a podiatrist, and the one I saw didn't really help. I have gotten some benefit from building up the arch support in my Birks, and maybe these YogToes will do the rest.

Ha
__________________
"As a general rule, the more dangerous or inappropriate a conversation, the more interesting it is."-Scott Adams
haha is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2009, 01:07 PM   #17
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Moemg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sarasota,fl.
Posts: 10,032
Quote:
Originally Posted by haha View Post
Good for you Orchid! I also ordered them, but they haven't arrived yet. I have been having pain called metatarsalgia when I walk a lot. I tried a podiatrist, and the one I saw didn't really help. I have gotten some benefit from building up the arch support in my Birks, and maybe these YogToes will do the rest.

Ha

I had that same problem when I was working and on my feet all the time . The thing that helped me the most was high arch shoes with a small heel preferably clogs . You can get the enclosed clogs since you go for that Birks look .
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 44681-p-DETAILED.jpg (13.8 KB, 86 views)
__________________
Moemg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 06:32 PM   #18
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 352
Consider Vibram's "Five Fingers" "shoes" instead. The foot coverings are minimalist shoes that protect the feet from insults but allow replication of barefoot walking and running. Read McDougall's Born to Run for a nice discussion of the ramifications of "overbuilt " running shoes versus running barefoot. If you have not read some of the studies of this issue your quips might miss the mark.
__________________
windsurf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 06:40 PM   #19
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
haha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hooverville
Posts: 22,384
Hey, thank you so much for setting us straight.

Ha
__________________
"As a general rule, the more dangerous or inappropriate a conversation, the more interesting it is."-Scott Adams
haha is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 07:18 PM   #20
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 352
Ha Ha, are you straightforward or sarcastic? (It's hard to tell). It is important to me. Thank you.
__________________

__________________
windsurf is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hall of Fame of Toes - FIRE style freebird5825 Other topics 101 04-30-2010 11:36 AM
Knees extended over toes happy2bretired Health and Early Retirement 17 07-25-2009 02:01 PM
Yoga Anyone? Mixer Health and Early Retirement 0 02-11-2009 10:23 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:37 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.