Toback Podiatry, PLLC

A bunion is a bump on the outside bone of the big toe. The bump is actually bone sticking out. This occurs because the structure of the foot has changed and has caused the big toe to shift toward the second toe, causing a protruding bone on the outside. Bunions are thought to be hereditary. But, the foot environment also plays a role in causing bunions. Shoes can encourage bunions if they have a narrow toe box that crowds the toes. Women are more prone to developing bunions than men. To know more about how to prevent Toenail fungus infection, click here Plantar Fasciitis / Heel Pain / Heel Spur

Bunions are boney prominences that can form on the top and side of the great toe bone (first metatarsal bone) and can cause shoe issues because they will cause the foot to widen making it a nightmare to find the right closed shoe to wear. Bunions develop because of abnormal pronation, which is the collapsing of the arch over a prolonged period of time. The muscles in the arch will eventually weaken and fatigue allowing the great toe to drift towards the second toe forming the bump on the great toe. No one wakes up in the morning and discovers that they have just developed a bunion!bunion callus

If your toes feel squished and are rubbing up against the sides of the shoes, guess what, you’re going to form corns. If you’re like me and have two different sized feet you’re best off to purchase the appropriate size shoe for the larger foot and purchase an extra insole to take up some of the extra space for your smaller foot. In extreme situations you always have the option of having corns surgically removed. Follow all of your doctors recommendations as well as take an antibiotic to prevent infection.Remember this is a temporary solution and your corns will just come back if you don’t change your behavior.

There is nothing glamorous about corns and calluses but they are abundant and occur more often than just about any other foot malady. Corns are thickened lumps formed on the outer layer of skin and occur over bony areas, such as toe joints, especially on the tops or sides of toes. Corns are most recognizable by a small, tender, and painful raised bump that has a noticeably hard-textured center. Corns can be tender and painful, depending on how large they are and how much pressure shoes put on them. Three to four times a week apply some of the Callus Eliminator to the pedifile and gentle scrub over your calluses.

For patients suffering from more serious biomechanical disorders the custom-made (rigid) Orthotics provide a better solution. The devices are only available from a Podiatrist. Over-pronation is the most common ailment most people suffer from. Conversely, the opposite of ‘pronation’ is ‘supination’. People suffering from this manifestation find their feet roll outwards or ‘supinate’ and the arch stiffens up remaining high as the foot makes contact with the ground. The deformity affects a mere 5 percent of the population and is called a Cavus or High Arch Foot. Supinators need custom-made Orthotic devices that correct the malfunction.