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Calluses and corns are another common cause of foot pain. They are actually patches of thickened skin caused by friction or pressure. Calluses appear on the balls of the feet or on the heels while corns will appear on the toes. Calluses are caused by an accumulation of dead skin cells. In severe cases, the callus has a deep seated core called a nucleation. This type of callus is exceptionally painful. Corns are similar to calluses as they are also thickened patches of dead skin cells which have formed as a protective mechanism against pressures on the foot. Corns however are found on the toes. Bunions are officially called hallux valgus in medical language. The word "hallux" refers to the big toe, and bunions are a foot condition where the big toe doesn't line up straight with all the other toes. The joint where the big toe meets the bones of the foot, called the first metatarso-phalangeal joint, should form a straight line with the entire big toe and the metatarsal or long bone of the foot. In a bunion, the big toe starts moving in towards the other toes. There may be some rotation in the first metatarso-phalangeal joint when this happens as well. Painful calluses, corns, bunions, and other foot problems can be the result of ill-fitting shoes or health issues. If you have concerns about the health of your feet, please see a podiatrist or other foot care professional. Apply your favorite lotion or oil and massage in well. Try coconut oil, almond oil, or vitamin E oil for great results! Most of the women wear high heels to work, to go for shopping, or even while at home. Most of these women are unaware of the fact that when we wear these heels our feet get in a position which is an unnatural position. A bunion is simply an overgrowth of the bones making the big toe joint. Excessive bony tissue gets deposited on the joint due to excessive movements of the bones of the big joint, resulting in a bony deformity and swelling of soft tissue. The normal orientation of the big toe facing straight forward gets disturbed. The big toe is forced to incline towards the adjacent toes, which squeezes all the toes of the foot. Continuous friction against the toes causes irritation and a callous is formed on the toes. The median prominence of the first metatarsal head image is inspected and any squaring as well as erosion should be noted.bunion callus structural deformities of the foot such as hammertoes and bunions that rub against the inside of the shoe. Part of the problem are shoes that don’t accommodate the deformity. Home remedies for treating dry, cracked heels work well for getting rid of corns and calluses since both are caused by a build-up of dry skin. Read 8 tips for dry, cracked heels here. Thus, corns and calluses can interfere with the our walking and playing comfort. They can interfere with our ability to wear conventional shoes. They can force you to walk less or walk abnormally and, in turn, to cause other foot, ankle, knee, hip or back problems. With heels flat on ground, slowly lean into wall until a stretch is felt in calf. Hold for 25 seconds and repeat for opposite leg. Do twice a day. Calluses can usually be diagnosed with a simple physical examination. If the case is more severe, an x-ray may be needed to help the doctor find any abnormalities in the foot’s structure that may be causing the problem. Questions are usually asked about your medical history, symptoms, and daily activities. Your doctor may also want to take a look at your shoes to ensure that they fit properly. There are many factors that cause a tailor's bunion. Structural causes of tailor's bunion can be an enlarged fifth metatarsal head. Increased angles between the fourth and fifth metatarsals can also cause this deformity. Finally, bowing of the fifth metatarsal may also lead to a Tailor's bunion. Or some combination of the above may contribute to the cause. If all conservative treatment options have been explored and the patient still complains of a significant amount of discomfort, surgical options are the next step. Next week we will talk about several of the surgical options for treating you tailors bunion and what to expect if you opt for surgery. Take for instance the diabetic with diminished or absent feeling of their feet applying one to a nagging corn and leaving it on a bit longer than he should. Such was the case during my residency. The end result was that the gentleman didn’t have to worry about getting his nails cut anymore. We removed both of his pinky toes and without the use of anesthesia, by the way. It’s not that an extreme case, trust me on this one. Vitamin E is found in plant oils such as soya, corn and olive oil and nuts and helps healing to the circulatory system

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