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How To Prevent Toe Callous Maceration From Socks Shoes
Callus is a noun meaning a localized thickening of the skin, and a verb meaning to form that skin thickening (especially on the palm of a hand or the sole of a foot, caused by repeated pressure or friction). Callous has a meaning related to callus, but callous is not used to describe skin. As an adjective, it means toughened or unfeeling. As a verb, it means to make or ...Read more
Second skin: Apply second skin to the are and cover with a bandaid. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Many things can cause calluses. Some reasons that one may develop a callus include: viral infections (warts), friction, pressure, repedetive trauma, and a limitation of joint motion. Some genetic conditions may also cause people to develop calluses on the hands and the feet. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Fungus is everywhere and whether you have swim shoes or regular shoes, you need to remember to disinfect shoes to avoid spreading foot fungus. Fungus occurs on the foot where there is a weakness in the texture of the skin (either too dry or too wet). So all the same precautions remain. ...Read more
Wear 1/2 orthotics and remove insoles of shoes, so big toe that stix up won't hurt. Must wear some cushioning at toes to prevent shocks to knee?
Metatarsal Cushion: Some of our patients need that extra room in their shoes because the big toe sticks up too much. Try a spenco insert for that extra cushion but cut out the area under the toes to give them more room. You can also try to add a hapad metatarsal support to the end of the orthotic device to attempt to take pressure off the metatarsals. www.hapad.com (get small adhesive met pads) dr rich blake. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different treatments: Athlete's foot is a superficial fungal infection between the toes usually and presents as a very itchy rash. It can be easily treated with a topical antifungal medication. Onychomycosis, or fungus on toenail is much harder to treat. Typically oral antifungal medications are best to treat. There can be significant side effects with these medications so it is imprortant to make correct diagnosis ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
None...: I don't know of any powders that can remove (or kill) viral elements from your shoes. You can try a shoe sterilizer, which would be your best bet. http://www.sterishoe.com/. ...Read more
How can I pick summer shoes or sandals with good support to avoid feet from spreading and swelling?
Shoes: Really ? Shoes don't stop spreading or swelling. See your podiatrist for the swelling and the spreading . He/she can instruct you in how to choose a proper shoe. ...Read more
Natural Process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more
Is it true that wearing old worn shoes can contribute to plantar fasciitis and wearing new shoes helps?
Not necessarily.: Many people wear their favorite old worn out shoes forever & never have trouble, but if you start to have symptoms of planter fasciitis, finding comfortable shoes such as Nike, Brooks, New Balance or the like is best. Also you May need inserts made. For your present shoes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gel insole: Use a gel insole to reduce the friction. ...Read more
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