I am 11 weeks post op and it was a little different this time around. I wore a cast for the first 2 weeks then I had to wear a Darco toe splint and velcro shoe. The doctor said to walk only on my heel until I felt a little more comfortable putting more weight on the toe. At 7 weeks I was told that I no longer needed the velcro shoe – start wearing regular shoes. I only needed to wear the toe splint at night since the ligaments would want to pull my toe over even though the bone is healing well.
It doesn’t matter if your 2nd toe is longer or shorter than your big toe. Any toe that is buckled or bent is called a hammertoe. When a toe is crooked like it can press harder on your shoe causing hard skin to form. An area of hard skin that develops on a toe from pressure is called a corn or heloma durum. Your toe can curl so much that it almost sits on the top of your foot. This causes increased pressure on the bone in the ball of your foot and hard skin can form at this point. Not all hard skin is a corn or callus.
If one of your legs is shorter than the other, that may increase your risk of pain in your knees or hips, some researchers suspect. UNC’s Yvonne Golightly, PT, PhD, explains what researchers do and don’t know about this surprisingly common condition. As many as 70 percent of people also have legs that are slightly different in length. Usually, the discrepancy is small – less than a centimeter – and it probably doesn’t make a difference to your health. High heels sexualise the woman – accentuating legs, tight calves, back arch. Wearing heels long time causes back strain, leading to long term aching, tightness and even misalignment of the spine.
A loose-fitting pair of shoes can also help protect the foot while reducing pressure on the affected toe, making walking a little easier until a visit to your podiatrist can be arranged. It is important to remember that, while this treatment will make the hammertoe feel better, it does not cure the condition. A trip to the podiatric physician’s office will be necessary to repair the toe to allow for normal foot function. The Base of the big toe has a hardened lump and is often swollen and red. Rough hard skin caused by friction is shoes may appear which can cause a corn or a ulcer if not protected.
Athlete’s foot is a common skin condition that can affect everyone, not just athletes. It is caused by a fungus. It may cause redness, itchiness, tiny bumps filled with fluid or peeling skin. It is most commonly located between the toes or on the bottom of the feet. Achilles tendonitis involves inflammation of the Achilles tendon. If the tendon stays inflamed long enough, it can lead to thickening of the tendon. Sometimes nodules or bumps can form in the tendon. Achilles tendonitis can become a long term problem or can lead to rupture of the tendon.”
Diabetic pressure wounds are prevalent on the feet of many neuropathic patients. Usually, if the arterial circulation is adequate, and the nutrition status is evaluated for protein intake, the final step is to offload the area. This is, certainly the most difficult part of wound care in our population. Everyone wants to remain active, and walking is a major component of this mentality. read more Powerstep ensures proper foot care and these orthotics are the best remedies for all ailments associated with foot. This orthotics were designed and developed by a professional podiatrist and they are not meant for mere comfort. read more
The most common cause of Plantar Fasciitis/Heel pain comes from moving your foot incorrectly while walking or running. This can place too much stress on the heel bone and the soft tissue around it, including the plantar fascia (A thick, broad ligament that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot, supporting the arch of the foot). The result is pain. In some cases, excessive stress on the arch can lead to small tears in the plantar fascia. Most foot problems are due to inflammation. Using anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen found in Motrin and Advil, or naproxen found in Aleve will help ease the pain.