Originally Posted by The Dampener
I took your advice, and I've started doing this. Did you find that it merely eliminated your pain? Or did it also restore some of your joint mobility?
They go hand in hand, so both. Let us know if it helps.
You might also want to take a look at your footwork and see if there's anything you are doing that might exacerbate the problem. In my case, I found that during part of my preparation for the serve I had a habit of putting weight on the side of the big toe.