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Foot calluses are the ugly lumps on your feet. They are also called "corns". They are made by the body as a result of rubbing and chafing of the skin for a long period of time. Our feet spend the whole day, for the most of us, inside our shoes. Half of us have fashionable shoes that are very uncomfortable. And the skin in our feet suffers from this. It is possible to slow down or maybe even stop the progression of bunions by controlling the deforming forces before the feet become deformed. This can be accomplished with the use of custom or sometimes premium over-the-counter inserts or orthotics.

The main cause for corns is improper footwear. When I go shopping with my girlfriend her eyes become bedazzled as she browses the latest fashionable shoes but my feet cringe in fear. Women tend to form corns more often then men due to the style of shoes they wear such as cramped high heels. However, some of the new tight toed dress shoes for men can be a problem as well. Certain medical deformities such as bunions can also be an underlying cause for corns. Learn more about bunions and how to get rid of bunions Common Sense Treatment for Corns

Evidence based medicine has evolved these days and it has proved that certain stretching exercises are quite effective for preventing bunions One is to hold your foot with one hand and the toe with the other, pulling it forward as much as it allows and keeping in that position for at least ten seconds. Another exercise is to rotate the toe clockwise or counter clockwise after fixing it on the joint. Repeat this stretching exercise as frequently as possible. Bunions treatment with exercise makes the muscles and ligament stronger to hold the big toe joint in position and prevent bunions

Treatment options are based on the severity of the deformity and symptoms. Nonsurgical treatments usually are enough to relieve the pain and pressure on the big toe. Your doctor may tell you to start wearing roomy, comfortable shoes and use toe padding or a special corrective device that slips into your shoes to push the big toe back into its proper position. To help relieve pain, you can take over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin and others). Whirlpool baths also may help to ease discomfort. Persons who suffer from other deformities like large bunions, foot ulcers or completely flat feet also need to consult a Podiatrist.bunion callus

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I have a friend who also says overnight moisturizing is great. She swears by Nivea Soft - the lighter cream, not the heavier gloopier one. She puts a layer on after washing and before going to bed. She takes a minute to massage most of it into her feet and then puts on cotton socks. Personally I think I'd find that a bit sticky and yucky but she says the skin on the foot absorbs the cream quickly and feels comfortable. If you do have recurring problems with corns or callouses, please see your Podiatrist for a full evaluation. It may be a simple solution to a chronic problem.

Corn pads can help relieve discomfort. You can find corn pads at your local pharmacy. Basically they are a band-aid with some cushion. They look like a horseshoe or a donut with a hole in the middle for your corn to rest in. Make sure to buy large enough corn pads so that your not putting any pressure on the corn. Stay away from the medicated corn pads as they can lead to an infection of the dermis under the corn. You don’t want to risk losing any of your little piggies.

Our feet work must work together with our legs, knees, hips, and back; so foot problems can lead to stress on other parts of our body. Standing or working all day on hard floors can cause lower back pain, so choosing a shoe that again, has a high quality sole which can absorb this pressure stress can help to relieve your back pain. Using a foot orthosis (insole/insert) can be very beneficial to preventing this pain. Podiatrists can prescribe the orthoses to improve posture, support the feet, and correct imbalances. Stand straight with one palm against wall. Slowly raise yourself onto toes, then lower heels to floor. Repeat 10-15 times.bunion callus

Most people think a bunion is a growth of bone on the side of the foot, but in most cases this is incorrect. A bunion is formed by the rotation of the first metatarsal bone which is caused by mechanical forces. This bone shifts over and causes the great toe to move over towards the second toe. This can even cause the great toe to push up the second digit, forming a hammertoe. Just in time for all those holiday parties then, I'd like to share with you some tips on how to both prevent these painful foot ailments and how to minimize the discomfort from them.

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