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Foot corns develop as a result of increased pressure on a particular area of skin causing it to become thickened and hard Corns often appear on the tops of the toes, the sole of the feet or even in between the toes. Because of the constant increased and localized pressure on a specific area of the foot generally from poorly fitting shoes, the skin begins to react in a protective fashion and forms a corn. These corns can be either hard or soft in nature. a.Soak the feet in a bowl of warm water in order to soften the dirt and the dead skin and to make them easily removable

A bunion is a bump that appears on the side of an individual’s big toe. It occurs when the big toe begins to lean toward the other toes. Bunions can be caused by wearing tight fitting shoes, arthritis and polio, or it can be inherited. There are various types of foot bunion surgeries that can be performed in order to relieve pain and realign the joint. A bunion is a bony protrusion that forms along the outside of the joint at the base of the big toe. As the protrusion grows, it forces the big toe inward, which puts pressure on the other toes and can make wearing shoes difficult.

Foot injuries and broken bones from martial arts, accidents, cold injuries while working, skiing and climbing, the use of overly tight rock shoes, and rigid soled alpine boots all add to the long term damage. And slow recovery. But as much as anything your genes, your heredity, will have much to do with how your feet fair over time. That is luck of the draw. A good Podiatrist may be able to limit the damage or fix what you have been given. Achilles Tendonitis (3); Arthritis (10); Back Ache and your Feet (7); Bunions (6); Bunions and over lapping Toes (5); Callus or Hard Skin (10)bunion hard skin

An appointment with Anne Sibbald of Natural Therapies costs from £25. Telephone 0131-476 7272 to book. For an appointment with Toni Blacklock at the Edinburgh Podiatry Clinic (Medicalternative), call 0131-225 5656 HIGH heels are an essential part of a female’s wardrobe – lengthening pins and minimising rears. They have long been the party essential. But high heels often become “killer” heels, leading to problems such as blisters, corns, calluses and foot pain. Give feet extra special attention during and after wearing high heels. Exercise the calf, heel and foot muscles by stretching them out to increase circulation and help them relax.

A neuroma is a benign growth that occurs when the nerves in the foot are pinched and inflamed. A neuroma can cause, pain, burning, tingling or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the foot. Ill fitting shoes, abnormal bone structure, foot injuries can cause a neuroma. Women are more susceptible due to wearing high heel shoes. Hereditary muscle and bone problems, heel injury or bruising, worn out shoes and excessive weight can affect the way your foot moves leading to plantar fasciitis/heel pain. Also some medical disorders such as arthritis can lead to plantar Fasciitis/heel pain.

Any product made from 100% silicone can be washed in hot or cold water, using any kind of soap or detergent and can be dried at temperatures of up to 500º C. There is no need for talcum powder. To ensure the product lasts longer, keep it free of any traces of sand or other impurities. Agnikarma as the word indicates means a procedure done with the help of fire. This procedure involves the therapeutic burning of the corn tissue with the help of fire. For this purpose various ayurvedic instruments and materials are used.

Dr. B C Shah may use pins, wires or screws to hold the bones in place while they heal. Depending on the type of surgery you have, these may be left in your foot or removed later on. Osteotomy An osteotomy is the most common type of bunion surgery. It involves cutting and removing part of the bone in your toe. During the procedure, Dr. B C Shah will remove the bony lump and realign the bones inside your big toe. They will also move your toe joint back in line, which may involve removing other pieces of bone. Distal soft tissue realignment