Because so much surface area is affected, bunions and the muscle patterns that create them, seriously weaken the structure of the foot. If you suffer from bunion pain or are looking to prevent it, maybe while still wearing sky high heels, there are some great Yoga Tune Up® poses to help strengthen and de-stress the foot (come back Friday for a video clip!) A plantar wart manifests on the plantar surface or sole of your foot and is caused by an easily transmittable virus. You can just as easily transmit it to other parts of your body or to someone else. If you have pain in a corn, even when you do not have shoes on, you have most likely developed bursitis which is inflammation of the joint under the corn. Bursitis is often treated with an injection of anti-inflammatory into the inflamed area. Another effective alternative is to give you feet a good long soak in a basin full of warm water with a cupful of apple cider vinegar. Then do some gentle scrubbing using a pumice stone to rid your feet of all that dead skin. By reducing pressure on the affected area, corns and calluses can be prevented to re-arise. All of the surgical procedures for bunions can be done on an out-patient basis or in the office under local anesthetic. The patient can usually return to work almost immediately, if she wears a special sandal for a few weeks. This was done with minimal incision surgery. This is one of the hundreds of procedures that Dr. Zuckerman has done in his twenty years of practice. Notice the lack of long, ugly painful incisions. This procedure was done in thirty minutes. Numbness as a result of anemia is probably the easiest to treat and simple home remedies are more than sufficient. For example, eating food rich in vitamin B12 helps. Next time you think twice about wearing tennis shoes to work, think about these legs and remember that you can look just as good in sneakers no matter what you are doing. When you are standing in the high heels, yes, your posture is improved – because if you did not stand tall then you would fall forward. By tilting the back heels up, our upper body instinctively leans back to prevent imminent toppling over. Urinary track infections can also be related to wearing High Heels. But dont’t take my word for it - click here to read an interesting article that references Larrian Gillespie, M.D. Ulcerations, infections and gangrene are the most common foot and ankle problems that the patient with diabetes must face. As a result, thousands of diabetic patients require amputations each year. Foot infections are the most common reason for hospitalization of diabetic patients. Ulcerations of the feet may take months or even years to heal. It takes 20 times more energy to heal a wound than to maintain a healthy foot. Neuroma is a condition where a nerve becomes irritated and becomes swollen. The longer the nerve stays inflamed and irritated the thicker it becomes. The most common place to feel a Neuroma is on the ball of your feet.