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How Orthotics Can Prevent Bunion Surgery

Once conservative therapy has failed, or if it has been determined that the severity of the bunion will not respond to non-surgical treatment options, we will consider your surgical options. There are about 100 different documented surgical procedures to correct a bunion. The reason for this is that not all bunions are the same, and they usually require different levels of treatment. After a thorough surgical consultation, we will individualize a surgical plan for the patient. Part of the prestigious Step by Step project developed by the World Diabetes Foundation, Dr. Deshmukh has been extensively trained in Germany and King’s College (London, UK) on prevention and foot care management. These are custom-made inserts that are intended to adjust an abnormal or irregular walking pattern and providing support in the arch. Orthotics can help your feet function better and minimize, stress and pain in your feet. Providing quality foot and ankle care to every patient is our goal! Our doctors treat a range of foot and ankle conditions, from heel and arch pain, to more complex diabetic foot care management. We invite you to learn more about the services we provide below. If you have any questions, or would like to meet with one of our doctors, please contact us directly. To remove a current corn or callus we must first understand what they are. Generally a corn or callus is thickened skin that covers a toe joint (corn) or can occur usually on the balls and heel of the foot or palm of the hand ( callus ). This toughened skin the rubs or presses inward against nerves, bone and tissue causing discomfort and as long as the friction that causes this thickened skin is allowed to persist, the corn or callus will continue to grow slowly increasing the discomfort and pain along with them. You heard “Step on it” your whole life, but now you have developed a problem stepping anywhere let alone on it. What is going on with your feet? You have probably been ignoring your feet for years. Now you suddenly discover that even parts of your body as far from the brain as your feet can knock you off your feet Let’s look at some problems and some ways to pamper your feet so you don’t develop problems. When you go to your podiatrist’s office, you will see a whole chart of common foot problems like the one above. He will help you discover what is wrong. Common Foot Problemsbunion callus The product is easy to use because all one needs to do is to hold the gadget and trace its polishing plate to the corn or callus There is no need to need to shave, scrape and file the thickened skin. Unlike ordinary foot brushes and pumice stones, it is gentle on the skin. The product is patented and an award-winning technology. It is used in 28 countries worldwide. Independent and user reviews are giving the gadget top ratings. The company offers a one year warranty and 30-day refund to every purchase. HEEL PAIN. The lack of support while wearing flip flops often lead to heel pain. This is most commonly caused by excessive pull of the plantar fascia on the bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia is a soft tissue structure which is partially responsible for helping to maintain the arch. If there is lack of support to the shoe, the fascia undergoes excessive pull which creates inflammation and pain where it inserts on the heel. There are numerous foot ailments related to wearing high heels. Some of the most common ones are metatarsalgia (ball of foot pain), bunions , callous and corns, Achilles Tendonitis, hammertoe, and many others. How do they form? The epidermis, the outer layer of the skin, is made up of skin cells migrating from the underlying dermis layer. These cells are going through a dying process, eventually making up the dead skin layer known as the stratus corneum. When an area of skin experiences continuous friction or pressure these layers are pressed together, causing the dead skin cells to accumulate and thicken instead of slough off. Most people don't seek medical attention for corns and calluses unless they are feeling pain and discomfort. The doctor can make a diagnosis by looking at your skin; there are no tests necessary to confirm their presence. Evidence based medicine has evolved these days and it has proved that certain stretching exercises are quite effective for preventing bunions One is to hold your foot with one hand and the toe with the other, pulling it forward as much as it allows and keeping in that position for at least ten seconds. Another exercise is to rotate the toe clockwise or counter clockwise after fixing it on the joint. Repeat this stretching exercise as frequently as possible. Bunions treatment with exercise makes the muscles and ligament stronger to hold the big toe joint in position and prevent bunions