The one thing I don’t agree with my doctor on is physical therapy. At 7 weeks the top and side of my toe were still numb (they’re ok now) and I couldn’t bend my toe at all. His reply was that every day I should grab my toe and pull it up as far as I could then hold. Then do the same pushing it down. Uh, no. Other people recommended putting a towel on the floor and trying to grab it with your toes or wait until you’re in the tub and then move your toe up and down. The heat makes you more flexible.
There are many different ways to keep your feet healthy and prevent any problems with your feet. Out of all the methods ranging from buying over the counter products to visiting the doctor, the best way to treat your feet is the natural way. Using various easy home remedies you can cure your feet from many common types of conditions. And by using home made preventive remedies you can ensure that you never get these types of conditions again. However in extreme cases such as athlete’s foot it would be a good idea to consult a doctor, as you might need to take oral medication along with application medicines.
I also bought some Bio-Oil for use on the scar. I haven’t started using it yet, but will when the dissolvable stitches have all come out (I’m nearly there, only one left in!). I found my scar/wound was very hard at first, and the E45 cream has gradually softened it up. I’m sure the Bio-Oil will be good for that as well. Corns and calluses are common non-harmful foot problems that develop over time. As they are often hidden for most of the time, they can easily get disregarded. Demanding urgent attention only when they have already painfully manifested, or worse, have already become inflamed.
A tailor’s bunion is also referred to as a ‘bunionette’ and it affects the fifth metatarsophalangeal joint of the outside toe. The telltale bump develops at the base of the toe is actually the ‘head’ of the fifth metatarsal (foot bone) becoming partially dislocated at the point where it joins up with the toes. This type of bunion is much less common than a standard bunion (which usually develops on the inside of the foot) but the symptoms and causes are very similar. Foot corn appears on hairless, thin portions of the skin. This following article provides you with some advice on how to prevent it and treat it.
During this time, the body releases hormones which relax the soft tissue structures like the ligaments. This hormonal change along with the natural weight gain during pregnancy is known to increase a woman’s shoe size. Women tend to spend a lot of time walking and standing on hard surfaces, which can lead to foot deformities. Foot deformities such as hammertoes and bunions are caused by wearing ill-fitting shoes more often than not. Feet can change in size as we get older or heavier. Health problems like diabetes, circulation problems and heart disease can cause swollen ankles and feet, making them look bigger.
If I need a bit of attention I find knocking a few things over with my crutches or cane will do the trick nicely. A dramatic fall and faking that I hurt my foot sometimes works too.
There is no effective treatment to reverse the loss of protective sensation in the person with neuropathy once it has developed. But tight sugar control has been shown to reduce the risk of developing neuropathy in the first place. There are several treatments that may be used to try to reduce the discomfort associated with neuropathic pain but they are often ineffective. Mild neuropathic pain sometimes responds to capsacin cream applied 4 times daily. Sometimes Elavil is effective. Electrical stimulators have also been used to try to reduce neuropathic pain. Poorly fitting shoes can contribute to the development of bunions. Bunions are rare in populations that do not wear shoes.