My toes are hurting every time I put on a pair of shoes! Even my Crocs hurt! I've noticed some little red spots on my toes that seem to be growing. What's going on? I've tried to scrub them off but they hurt! I even tried some pads but they just made my shoes hurt more! Help!" The following are post-operative instructions for patients who have undergone bunion surgery of their foot. Please refer to this reference sheet, which should probably answer most of the questions you might have. If you have further questions that need immediate answering, contact my staff at our office at (970) 879-4612 or 877-404-4612. Corns — A corn is a build-up of hard skin near a bonyarea of a toe or between toes. Corns may be the result of pressure from shoesthat rub against the toes or cause friction between the toes. Proper care isnecessary if you have a corn. After your bath or shower, use a pumice stone togently remove the build-up of tissue. Do not use over-the-counter remedies todissolve corns. DO NOT try to cut the corn or remove it with a sharp object. Wash your feet in warm water every day, using a mild soap. Do not soak your feet. Dry your feet well, especially between the toes. A dropped metatarsal is caused by the misalignment of the arches and the bone structure can no longer support itself and the bone structure collapses. Wearing the Forward Arch® orthotic will help relieve pressure off the bone structure and help build up the muscle structure of the foot allowing the dropped metatarsal head or heads to be supported. Flat Feet/Fallen Arches/Pronation A doctor can usually diagnose a bunion by looking at it. A foot x-ray can show an abnormal angle between the big toe and the foot and, in some cases, arthritis. Lose the Gas Mask. When you clean the gunky build up in your shower, do you practically have to wear a gas mask to survive the fumes? Go gas mask free and clean with lemon oil. Just a small amount of lemon oil will go a long way in removing hard water build up. Nourish Your Leathers. Whether you ride a Harley in style or cherish the patina of your leather sofa at home, your leathers are not maintenance free. Use a lemon oil soaked cloth to preserve them, and prevent leather from splitting. d. People with diabetes and arthritis must take special care for their feet as they are more susceptible to foot ailments This foot is the easiest foot to match to a point shoe. The main characteristic is that there are at least three toes of the same length and all the toes tend to be short. The width of the heel for this foot is medium to wide. You may also use bunion shield pads or toe separators on bunions. However, make sure that your shoes are large enough to comfortably contain the extra padding. Moleskin or gel-filled pads can help take pressure off different areas of bunion-affected toes. What makes a pair of shoes look great may be a matter of perspective, but footwear that supports the general health of your whole body would be hard to beat. Boots, sandals and shoes that do not fit properly could be the reason behind foot pain that can be disabling The foot is an intricate system of one hundred muscles, 33 joint and 26 bones that are all linked and foot issues can lead to pain in both the knee and back as well. You must care for your feet as foot maladies can impair movement of the whole body. Traditional bunion surgery can be performed under local, spinal or general anesthetic In the case of laser surgery , a narcotic analgesic is typically used. 5 The trend has moved strongly toward using the less invasive local anesthesia over the years. A patient can expect a 6- to 8-week recovery period during which crutches are usually required for aid in mobility. An orthopedic cast is much less common today as newer, more stable procedures and better forms of fixation (stabilizing the bone with screws and other hardware) are used. See also edit References edit External links edit Upper limb Lower limb Head General terms. Similar to a bunion, but at the little toe. This is where the 5th toe moves toward the 4th and the bone supporting the toe, 5th metatarsal, moves the opposite way making a lump on the outside of your foot. Pain can be described just like it can for a bunion. Hard skin on any surface of the foot other than the toe, usually causing sharp pain while walking. Why is a corn on the toe and callus on the foot? I have no idea. the eve was over and done and you gingerly pulled your feet out of their leathery abode. Then the pain started and wouldn't stop. Pain in the middle or in the inside (big toe side) of the foot can be a symptom of plantar fasciitis, inflammation of tendons (tendonitis), or a foot sprain. Untreated, this condition will lead to chronic foot pain and limitation of activities. Rebalancing the feet with orthotics can be helpful in treating these problems. Prescription, custom orthotics are custom molded devices that help align bone and supporting tissues thus controlling foot function. One of the most common sites for foot problems and pain are the toenails. Redness, swelling, pain, or drainage coming from a toenail are often and indication of an infection or an ingrowing toenail. Bunion, ingrown toenails and athlete’s foot are annoying and embarrassing. It’s hard to show off those pretty sandals when you are struggling with foot pain. Here are just some ways to get relief from common foot problems so that you can wear your shoes with confidence. Be pain free and show off those pretty feet. A Bunion is a bony bump at the base of the big toe, a bunion causes that toe to deviate toward others. It throws the foot bones out of alignment and produces the characteristic bump at the joint’s base. Bunions can be very painful caused by the pressure of arthritis, and may lead to corns.