Foot & Ankle Specialist

A bunion is bump that develops on the joint at the base of the big toe. The causes of this bony bump includes wearing tight fitting shoes. Shoe changes are a common treatment for bunions but alternate treatment methods are available. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), a bunion, also referred to as hallux valgus, is a hard, fluid-filled bump on the inside edge of your toe. The large toe points towards the second toe, causing friction-often from narrow toe or high-heel shoes-and leading to bunions. Hematoma – Blood beneath the nail, usually a result of injury or excessive physical activity. Possible indicator of toe fracture.

If the bunion gets worse – resulting in severe deformity or pain – surgery to realign the toe and remove the bony bump (bunionectomy) can be effective. There are over 100 different surgical techniques that have been described to treat this condition. The outlook depends on your age and activities, and the severity of the bunion. Teenagers may have more trouble treating a bunion than adults. Many adults do well by caring for the bunion when it first starts to develop, and wearing different shoes. Surgery reduces the pain in many, but not all, people with bunions.

Hammertoe – It is a toe that is bent because of the weakened muscle that makes the tendons shorter, thus causing the toes to curl under the feet. Most amputations begin with foot ulcers. But the good news is that 85% of amputations caused by diabetic foot ulcers are preventable. Use a mirror to look at the bottom of your feet. Call your doctor if you notice anything. If your eyesight is poor, have someone else do it for you. Corns on your toes can make wearing shoes unbearable. Here are some tips for diagnosing, treating and surviving painful toes!

The bump itself is partly due to the swollen bursal sac or an osseous (bony) anomaly on the metatarsophalangeal joint. The larger part of the bump is a normal part of the head of the first metatarsal bone that has tilted sideways to stick out at its top. Definition edit The symptoms of bunions include irritated skin around the bunion, pain when walking, joint redness and pain, and possible shift of the big toe toward the other toes. Blisters may form more easily around the site of the bunion as well.bunion hard skin

Spurs are calcium growths that develop on bones of your feet. They are caused by muscle strain in the feet. Standing for long periods of time, wearing badly fitting shoes, or being overweight can make spurs worse. Sometimes spurs are completely painless – at other times they can be very painful. Treatments for spurs include using foot supports, heel pads, and heel cups. Sometimes surgery is needed. If you have to remove your shoes (i.e. religious places) it is best to visit early morning or late in the evening. When the ground is hot it can blister your feet.

It hurt a bit putting it in the bath at first, was a weird feeling that went through my whole foot. You can see how it looks here dried up and then I oiled it up. There was dead skin just coming off my foot, I scrubbed it and it just rolled off! GROSS! But I suppose when you haven’t washed you foot in 3 weeks, that’s going to happen. Still have blood and that “yellow” stuff from surgery that oozes out whatever it is. Nothing much to report today. Sleeping better without having to worry about elevating and just trying to focus on positive healing thoughts for my foot!

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I was very happy when my mom got home from work today to help me out with my baby girl after all the stress my foot went through today. I don’t know how I would get through this post surgery recovery phase without the help. It’s a lot of work trying to wrangle a kid, play with her, change diapers all on one foot and crutches. I don’t even have one “good” foot because my right foot, the bunion has actually been killing me too since I have to bear all my weight on it. Tonight it was killing me from having to rely on it so much today!bunion hard skin

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