Speaking of infections, a major proportion of the population suffer from fungal infections of the toe or nails. If you’re itching between your toes, if the skin down there is all crackly or discolored, if the nail is separating then you are probably in store for a fungal infection. Your mother may have told you some frightening fairy tales about all the things you can catch from sitting on a public toilet that aren’t really true, but take just one step into a public bathroom without your shoes and you are letting yourself in for one of these bad boys.
Yesterday in my Pilates mat class, one of the participants developed a cramp in her foot. After her agony subsided, she asked “What causes muscle cramps and why do I get them so frequently in my feet?” We’ve all experienced a muscle cramp, sometimes known as a “charley horse” (wonder where that term came from?), and can attest that cramps can be downright painful! If we’re lucky we might experience the milder form of an annoying twitch or muscle spasm. For the common calf cramp, walking around then slowly stretching the calf by pressing the heel down and leaning forward (“runners stretch”) can be effective.
This woman was married; at least twice, and I’ve heard the dark rumors about these relationships; drugs and alcohol, insanity, one husband was put into a home for being mentally unstable. I heard rumors of physical and mental abuse. All these things happened well before my time. When I came to know her, her sons were both in their very late twenties. Both strong, healthy, fairly good looking men. Both still living at home. No education, no job, wasting money and time on drugs and alcohol. Emma Thompson has a Mary Poppins sing-a-long that we all probably would’ve totally kicked ass at but were not invited DISGUSTING. Page Six
For me, nothing causes surprise projectile vomiting quite like seeing a thirty-something in a wide-brimmed garden hat. The straw, the cute little flower tucked into a cute little ribbon puts a fire in me belly, and portends the oddest visions of burning down the local florist shops and beating the owners with their own garden hose. That said, these hats may be cute on overweight grandmothers while they pluck crabgrass from the feet of their Walmart-bred perennials, but witnessing a young The skullhas 22 bones and the one we are mainly dealing with is the occiput, which isthe bone at the base of the skull or cranium.
Hammertoe generally affect the smaller toes of the foot, especially the second toe, which for many people is the longest toe. It’s uncommon for the big toe to be bent this way. The most obvious symptom of hammertoe is the bent, hammer-like or claw-like appearance of one or more of your toes. Typically, the proximal joint of a toe will be bending upward and the distal joint will be bending downward. In some cases, both joints may bend downward, causing the toes to curl under the foot. In the variation of mallet toe, only the distal joint bends downward.
The toes are often made to suffer in the name of fashion. High heels, narrow and restrictive toe boxes, and cute pointy shoes may really bring an outfit together, but they could be doing considerable damage to your feet. Toe deformities are frequently caused by footwear, and over time it is likely that your feet will adopt the same pointy shape as your shoes. When that happens, balance can be affected, your feet will look deformed and you could be in considerable pain and require surgical correction. If the pain caused by the cramp is severe and unbearable, then pain killers can be taken, but only if your physician permits.
A great way to condition and exercise your feet is to use YogaToes ® Its patented design fits around each toe – stretching them apart and away from the balls of your feet. Using YogaToes ® daily keep your feet happy and ready-to-rock. The “toe torture trio” will stop looking to you for their sadistic pleasure. In this procedure two incisions are made around the corn and the whole corn is removed. This is done because if you were to leave the corn, generally the tissue underneath the corn is fibrotic and would continue to be a source of discomfort, even with the removal of the underlying bone.
Scars and pitting can be the result of skin injuries or wounds. Whether from surgical procedures, accidents or skin diseases, these scars form on the face and mar a person’s complexion. Pitting occurs when there is not enough collagen in the area of the wound and results in depressed scars like pockmarks and ice-pick scars. Collagen, a protein found in the middle layer of the skin, is responsible for forming scar tissue. If your skin is pitted and scarred, you can try a few ways to remove or reduce their appearance