To treat the corn inflicted area, you need more patience than medical science because the treatment simply involves reducing pressure and too much friction and on the corn to be treated. The choice of footwear is an integral part of the treatment process as the right footwear that fits well can mean the difference between corns and no corns. You need at least two weeks of patience after having made the adjustments to you footwear pattern. In that time you could use a corn pad for added comfort and accelerating the destruction of the corn. The built up skin can also be removed gently using the pumice stone. Many give little thought to the importance of caring for the feet. However, the feet play a major role in the balance and support of the body. We tend to abuse our feet more than we might realize. Contributing to the abuse includes poorly fitting shoes, improperly cared for corns and calluses, and poorly trimmed toenails. Why do your feet get so tired by the end of the day? According to the American Podiatric Medical Association Add a mild soap to the water along with about ½ cup of Epsom salts Epsom salts, which are actually magnesium sulfate crystals, is great for relaxing muscles and pulling toxins from the body. Many people who have bunions have them on both toes. There are many treatment options for bunions and they will vary with the type and severity of each bunion and will also rely on what is causing the symptoms. Surgery is the only way to completely remove the deformity that causes bunions The bony growth is removed, and the bones of the big toe realigned. Anti-inflammation medications, such as aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen, can reduce inflammation and pain. You can prevent bunions by wearing restful, well-fitting shoes. Use felt pads to help retain pressure off the painful area of the bunions A bunion is a medical condition of the foot that is caused by an unnatural bony growth at the base of the big toe. The condition is degenerative over time, as the bony hump grows, the angle of the toes can be further deformed. Bunions occur when a bony bump grows at the outside of the base of the big toe. This bony growth gets bigger and pushes the big toe in toward the other toes, making it look deformed. This can be a painful condition, causing the joint to swell. There are many non-surgical options to treat and prevent bunions. Hammertoe is a condition that occurs in the second, third or fourth toes. Typically the middle joint in the toe is contracted, causing the toe to resemble a hammer. Hammertoes can lead to corns or calluses due to rubbing against the shoe, in addition to severe pressure and pain in the toe. The leading causes of hammertoe include muscle imbalance, arthritis and improperly fitting shoes. An orthotic with proper arch support will help control over-pronation and prevent excessive stretching of the plantar fascia. Ice packs, stretching exercises and physically therapy may also be used to treat plantar fasciitis. Alison was at least 6 feet tall, very lean with blonde hi-lights in her hair. She had a thin and attractive face with full features and a big pleasant smile. She was tall and self conscious about her big feet. Alison had crammed them into shoes that were too small for years and it had taken its toll on them. Her toes were crunched and she had given herself a truly huge pair of bunions on her giant feet. Alison kept these covered with shoe and strap as much as possible and the big knots of bone ached her miserably when they were mercilessly compressed and pinched in dress shoes. Try easing the pain by massaging your foot in a vertical motion. Compression of heating pads on regular intervals provides great help to your feet. Injections of corticosteroids may be useful in treating the inflamed bursa (fluid-filled sac located in a joint) sometimes seen with bunions When you start to have joint pain or the bunion condition limits your activities and all conservative options have failed, surgery may be necessary. Joint pain may indicate degeneration of the joint cartilage. One of the goals in surgery is to realign the joint to prevent further loss of joint cartilage. Bunion surgery allows for realignment of the joint. The type of shoe you might use is one with a short tongue (the bit at the top), so you don’t have to flex your toe too much to get your foot in. Also one which has an extra wide fitting so it can accommodate any swelling, and give your scar/stitches room without rubbing and irritating them. I had a shoe made by Websters when I had my bunion, and it has a wider fitting for the right shoe. I find it is perfect now for accommodating a foot liable to swelling. Do this before your surgery so it’s ready for when you need it.