I wondered why you didn't show at CH.
That looks really bad. Do you just tape it and wait for it to heal? I'd worry that the jarring from running on uneven ground will be painful for some time to come.
They taped it for me (which I had already done overnight anyway), gave me ice&elevation advice, put me in some goofy medical sandal, and told me to follow up with an orthopedist. I'm unconvinced by the shoe; I think that some snug-fitting socks that I have, in combination with my regular shoes (new and pretty stiff) will do a better job of immobilizing it. They didn't say how log to expect the healing to take, maybe the specialist will have something to say on that front. I guess I can still do situps...
That sucks. hopefully it doesn't interfere too much with your life now that it's taped up.
You got me! Since you didn't say which toe, and one of those big toes is sort of more cock-eyed than the other, I was thinking it was the big toe. Stub toe = big toe. Only looking again the next day did I notice the baby toe.
And, you are right - the surgical shoes are not that great, and if it isn't the same height of your other shoe, then you end up with compensation issues.
Anyway, heal fast!
I took the cleats off of my mountain bike shoes and I'm wearing them now. Just about as stiff and a lot more practical.