Preventing Foot Problems When You Don't Like Socks

Foot problems such as corns and calluses are generally harmless unless they cause you pain when you walk. They are also preventable problems, mainly through the use of properly fitting shoes and socks. However, many people really don't like socks, to the point of not wearing them whenever possible. Yet this one act is enough to make your feet develop more corns and calluses. Socks are not only used for looks and for warmth, but for cushioning as well. [Read More]

How To Make Bunion Surgery Recovery Much Easier

If you develop a bony bump on your foot, you have a bunion. When this develops, you may need surgery to remove it. After surgery, recovery can be troublesome, but it doesn't have to be as difficult if you prepare yourself.  Tell Everyone Make sure to tell those in your life that you'll be having a bunion surgery so they can help you. It's helpful to have someone bring you something to eat or perform errands while you recover. [Read More]

Suggestions For Dealing With Pain In Your Heel

Heel pain is a fairly common complaint, but that's not much consolation when you're in so much pain you can barely walk. Heel pain has several causes and often it clears up on its own with rest. Other times, you'll need the help of a podiatrist to heal your foot, control the pain, and prevent further injury. Here are some suggestions for dealing with heel pain. Uncover The Cause Sometimes, you can figure out what caused your pain. [Read More]

Plantar Fasciitis Treatments That May Relieve Your Pain And Assist Healing

Plantar fasciitis can sometimes be so painful that it makes walking difficult. Some cases of this foot condition heal on their own with rest, although it may take several months. Other times, the pain is more severe and medical treatments are needed, especially when fasciitis turns into a chronic condition. Your podiatrist has a few options for treating plantar fasciitis to help your pain. Here are some treatments that might help. [Read More]