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Feet Corns Treatment At Home
Lotion or surgery. : Corns and calluses occur because of pressure points. Surgery can fix this, but if you're not ready for that, trimming them down and regular use of lotion may soften them to the point they don't bother you. You can also try larger shoes that don't rub against the painful areas! offloading orthotics can also help: see your podiatrist for casting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Combo treatment. : The more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor). #4: stretching your foot and calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stay at home Mom , socks only most time.Can it cause bunions on side of foot? What can I do to correct other than shoes w/ support?
Barefoot and bunions: Going without shoes does not cause bunions. If you have a biomechanics imbalance in your feet which will pre-dispose you to bunion formation, it doesn't matter if you wear shoes or not. The only way to slow the progress of a bunion forming is to wear a proper functional orthosis in the shoes. . ...Read more
Friction: Corns normally come from rubbing and friction. Shaving them down normally provides temporary relief only. Longer lasting relief can be accomplished by eliminating the rubbing against a shoe with padding or shoe changes and sometimes even surgical repair of the toe so it doesn't rub anymore. ...Read more
Try a splint: The early stages of hammertoes have a soft tissue component that causes the toes to contract. A hammertoe splint is useful at this stage. An example can be found at http://www.Ourdoctorstore.Com/schneider/store/item.Asp?Item_id=390&department_id=52. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Whats the best insoles and shoe for plantar fasciitis foot arch pain? Don't have benefits for orthotics so wanting to try a cheaper option first.
Not so easy.: A very sensible approach. The problem is that the arch support design is really dependent on your foot structure. Without knowing that detail, advice on which support to use is difficult and many times wrong. Some supports are for higher arches and some for lower arches. Some are more flexible than others. Shoes need to have a removable insole so that a better fitting one can be fit. ...Read more
What is the best support sandal for plantar fascitis? (i already am getting custom orthodics for my regular shoes.)
What is the best quick remedy or treatment for palmar-plantar psoriasis skin cracks at the soles? It's badly affecting my daily activities in school.
Doesn't treat it: Plantar fasciitis is a ligament inflammation that is deep inside your heel. Topical medications (or the latest fad) doesn't treat the actual disease but masks the pain caused by the pathology. It may temporarily mask the pain, but the "old school" method of actually treating the cause of the pain works better. I hope this was informative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any good remedies for ball-of-foot blister prevention? I walk for exercise. Wearing dr-made orthotics. Ball-of-foot friction.
Bruising: The obvious remedy is to get rid of the tight shoes and socks . This begs the question why you would have something that tight ...Read more
Avoiding pressure: Corns and calluses occur due to localized pressure built up between bony prominence of adjacent toes, or from outside pressure over bony prominence. In non diabetic patients, gentle use of pumice stone after shower, wider shoes, otc toe separators, inserts, metatarsal pads are some treatments one can try. Diabetic patients should see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None: As you age, certain changes will take place. Genetics is a reason for individual differences. Smoking and sun damage and chronic exposure to the elements are major factors. There is a multi-billion dollar industry seeking to con you out of some of your dollars by promises of eternal youth. Don't be a sucker. ...Read more
Tried a DIY remedy for toe nail fungus. Remember afterward how porous feet are. Concerned the bleach in the foot soak can affect my breastmilk?
No problem: Bleach in a foot soak will NOT affect your breastmilk. Good luck with the treatment and congratulations on your baby. You are a good mother to be breastfeeding your child and asking questions to be safe. ...Read more
Apply powder/cream.: First, it would be good to wash and dry the affected area. Then, apply an agent for athlete's foot, like a powder or cream, or spray. It is also good to change socks and underware/clothes daily. Repeat this process daily until it is gone. That should be as fast as it can be done. If the problem persists, see your doctor for treament with antifungal agents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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