While blisters are usually temporary, bunions can stay around for a while and worsen in their condition. Usually what causes bunions are, like blisters, ill-fitting shoes in the first place! In addition, just the shape of the shoe can cause/aggravate bunions , namely too-narrow toe boxes that push the toes together such as occurs in cowboy boots or pointy high heels. A bunion is a bony bump at the base of your big toe and causes the toe to lean toward the other toes. Orthotics – these are custom made stabilizers for the foot that keep the rearfoot from turning and causing further pressure/rubbing against bones in the forefoot. This is an inflammation of the tissue surrounding the Achilles tendon. The pain occurs in the back of the heel or the back of the ankle and in the lower calf. The pain usually improves after a warm up period. Swelling and morning stiffness are usually experienced in severe cases. Events that can cause Achilles tendonitis may include rapid increase of speed, hill running, rigid shoes, overpronation or simply lack of flexibility in the calf muscles. Treatments usually include stop exercising, rest, ice, non steroidal anti-inflammatory, flexing and stretching the calf muscles before and during exercise and wearing custom fitted orthotics prescribed by your podiatrist. Arthritis in feet can alter the walking pattern all together, leading to knee, hip and lower back problems, therefore it is important to see your podiatrist if you have persistent foot pain. Prompt care, such as medication, physical therapy, orthotics device, ankle brace and special shoes can help to prevent further joint destruction. Please contact us for an appointment Ankle Sprain If you need help reducing the callus, please contact ouroffice. Dr. Kelly can shave the callus and apply no medicated padding to reduce the pain. Also depending on the severity of the callus, you might be a candidate for a Pedi Peel Doctors and experts have been telling us for years on the same subject that injury to our feet caused by high heels can be permanent and yet we continue to use them. The only question that arises is that, is fashion more important than our health? This is a question that we must definitely ask ourselves before slipping into our new pair of high heels. Bunions, fractures, strain on feet, back, and ankles are just some of the consequences of wearing high heeled shoes. But you might be thinking who cares, right? Learn about products that provide immediate pain relief for Bunions Definition Bunions, referred to in the medical community as Hallux Valgus, are one of the most common forefoot problems. A bunion is a prominent bump on the inside of the foot around the big toe joint. This bump is actually a bone protruding towards the inside of the foot. With the continued movement of the big toe towards the smaller toes, it is common to find the big toe resting under or over the second toe. This causes a common forefoot condition called overlapping toes. The discomfort commonly causes a patient to walk improperly. Let’s begin this discussion by describing what a bunion is. A bunion is a bump on the side of the foot that represents a deviation of 2 bones that used to be parallel. More specifically, the front half of our foot contains 5 metatarsal bones (the long bones in the foot). As the 1 st and 2 nd metatarsal start to deviate from one another, we start to see the bunion develop. A bunion is NOT an extra piece of bone; is NOT an enlargement of bone; is NOT a bone spur. Metatarsalgia, the most common effect of wearing high heels for prolonged periods of time, occurs when one or more of the metatarsal heads become inflamed due to too much pressure. This ailment, which is also known as ball of foot pain, is a painful condition of the metatarsal area of the feet, which can be found below the toes. People who suffer from this condition usually feel burning and tingling sensation on the ball of the foot. There is also an excessive accumulation of callous in the same region. Wearing high heels for long periods of time can worsen the situation. 2.Corns - Corns are similar to calluses except they appear near bony areas around the toes. Corns appear as a result of extended pressure between or around the toe due to improper shoe wear. As with the typical callus , corns can be removed by rubbing them down with a pumice stone after bathing. The most important foot health tip though and the one which will do most to keep your feet looking good is to wear correctly-fitting shoes. And spend plenty of time barefoot when climate and the surface around you allows. The patient had the procedure done without any sutures, pins, or casts. This was done with the use of an x-ray camera. The patient had this surgery done over five years ago. Numbness in the big toe is not as uncommon as you think. It is actually very common, and although the causes may vary a lot, many people suffer from big toe numbness and tingling. Usually, the symptoms occur on one side, although this is not necessarily true and can affect both toes at the same time. There may or may not be any pain associated with the numbness.