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Corns and callous Neuroma Bursitis / Synovitis Heel pain / spur / Plantar fasciitis Arch strain / Over use Bunions Sesamoiditis Heel cracks / fissures Tailors bunion Interdigital Corn Peroneal Injury 1st IPJ Corn

Corns and callous

Foot corns and callous are cause from regions of high pressure. This is why you would get corns or callous in the arch of your feet.

Foot Corns are focal areas of these areas of pressure. The corns can form a cone shape that goes into the skin of the foot. The corn can feel like a needle sticking into the foot causing pain.  Corns can be dangerous long term as they can cut off the blood supply to the area, cause ulceration, and result in nerve attachments.

Callous is caused from a general area of pressure. Callous is a hard layer of skin that forms over the foot. Callous can become extremely uncomfortable and can again long term cut off blood flow causing ulceration and breakdown of skin. When the callous gets too thick in some areas the skin can split causing & Cracked Heels and fissures. These & Cracked Heels can easily get infected and cause more problems.  & Cracked Heels can be extremely painful and interfere with your everyday life.

There are a few main ways to help prevent and reduce this risk of corns and callous – 

1.    Make sure your shoe fits well – If your shoe is too tight and putting pressure. On toes then this can cause callous and corns.

2.    Wear good enclosed shoes – supportive shoes can help redistribute pressure and provide padding so that the hard skin does not form.  Enclosed shoes also prevent your feet from drying out as much to help stop the callous from cracking.

3.    Use foot specific moisturiser – foot moisturisers help prevent callous build-up, where are normal moisturizers ‘rejuvenate skin’ which promotes skin growth. The higher concentration urea the stronger the moisturiser. We recommended 30% for the Australian climate.

4.    Orthotics – Orthotics are not just for injured feet. But they can also be used to help re-distribute pressure. This results in less callous formation.

 

 

5.    Circulation – Keep active and keep your circulation to its maximum. The better your circulation the quicker you recover. That’s why you only start to get them as you get older. 

Neuroma

A neuroma is the enlargement of a nerve. It most commonly happens between the 3/4th toes. It can feel like you are walking on a stone, burning, numbness and pain down through the area.

It occurs due to poor shoes and overload / pressure though the area.

This can be resolved via the use of good shoes, orthotics/insoles,

injections and surgery.

 

Bursitis / Synovitis

Bursitis / synovitis is the inflammation of the joint. It occurs at the base of the 2nd/3rd metatarsal head most commonly. The pain will get worse towards the end of the day. It is aggravated by poor shoes and your foot collapsing in.

It can be treated with anti-inflamatories, good shoes, orthotics / insoles, good shoes, and injections.

Heel pain / spur / Plantar fasciitis

Do you have heel pain? is your pain worse in the mornings or after periods of rest? Is the pain stopping you from doing the activities you love and from enjoying your life? If so you may have Plantar fasciitis.

This is caused by a sudden change in lifestyle where the fascia is not strong enough and so it over loaded and torn.

With people spending time on their feet, the area never gets time to heal. This extremely common conditions easily treated via footwear advise, stretches and exercises, and orthotics. If you have this issue and need to wear fashion shoes then our gel insoles are perfect for this.

Arch strain / Over use

The over use of the muscles supporting the arch is very common and often comes from wearing poor shoes.

If you cant stick in runners which most of us cant, then our gel insoles are perfect for your fashion shoes to help offload the area and allow it to heal up.

Bunions

A bunion is a overgrowth of bone sometimes mixed with a deviation due to muscles of the big toe joint. It often forms due to footwear, pressure and genetics. It can become very painful, be difficult to fit into shoes and attract corns and callous.

Orthotics are used to help offload this area and try to prevent it from getting worse. Our gel insoles are perfect for ladies fashion shoes to help with this.

Sesamoiditis

Sesamoisitis is the inflammation of the bones under the big toe. This can also lead to a fracture. Under the big toe you have 2 little bones. If over loaded due to pressure of hard surfaces these can become injured.

This is usually treated by orthotics, good shoes, injections, and anti-inflamatories.

Heel cracks / fissures

Womens shoes tend to be open. This cause's the skin to become very dry. When the skin drys out too much is can become cracked. This can lead to open wounds and infection. By Applying a good foot cream 1x per day this can be prevented. We recommend something with at least 30% urea to use in the Australian climate. Try our Luxe30 for best results.

Tailors bunion

Tailors bunion is a bunion that forms on the 5th metatarsal. it often forms due to footwear, pressure and genetics. It can become very painful and attract corns and callous.

Orthotics are used to help offload this area. Our gel insoles are perfect for ladies fashion shoes to help with this.

Interdigital Corn

When toe push together it can increase the pressure. This can lead to corns forming between the toes. these corns can become extremely painful. If you experience this it important to visit the podiatrist. Try not to use corn pads of gels between the toes, as it can sit there and cause holes to form. This can lead to ulceration and infection.

Peroneal Injury

The peroneal's are a group of muscle that run down the outside of the foot. They are responsible for everting and plantar flexing the foot.

These muscles can be overused, torn, or the tendons could be injured. Wearing shoes with a small heel can help with these injuries as well as out gel insoles to help stabilise the foot and stop the muscles from being over used.

1st IPJ Corn

Corns in this place are very common in people with hyper-mobility or arthritis. These express pressure can lead to hard skin build up and become very painful.

Good shoes can help with this as well as gel insoles and applying foot moisturiser regularly with a moisturiser that contains 30% urea.

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