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By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
May 26, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Bunions   Corns   calluses  

Summer brings a range of shoes from sandals to sneakers and while they look great the question is, do they feel great? Chances are they don’t always feel good all of the time. Or they may not be the right shoe for the right activity. Let’s talk about the three most common problems with wearing the wrong type of shoe.

Bunions, corns and calluses are all part of the life of a woman and her shoes. It’s a small piece but can create large problems with foot ailments if your footwear literally cramps your feet and your style.

Common Ailments:

Corns can be annoying and painful to your feet but your body forms them to protect sensitive skin. They occur at pressure points like the bottom of your feet or the sides of your toes.

Bunions cause swelling on the first joint of your big toe and can eventually deform the shape of your feet if they aren’t treated in a timely fashion. When your toe becomes misaligned it will likely become swollen and tender and will eventually effect the other toes.

Calluses are thickening of the outer layer of the skin and are painless. They pop up where ever there is repeated friction from your shoes.

Where there is a bunion there are usually calluses and corns, therefore most of the time all three are a problem at the same time.

Simple Suggestions:

  • Exercise, including yoga, will keep the joints mobile and can slow down the growth of a bunion.
  • Using pads in your shoe can eliminate the friction and prevent the corns or calluses from growing.
  • Cortisone injections will relieve the pressure of a bunion temporarily.
  • Last, but not least, the right shoe! Choose from orthotics to sports cleats or see us for a consultation to make sure you have it right.

These suggestions are mostly temporary solutions, however there is a surgical option that can be discussed at an office visit with Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama. Since bunions are a progressive bone issue and the symptoms can worsen over time, surgery may be an option to relieving your pain, but let’s let the experts help you decide the best treatment. Based in Dearborn, Trenton, Clarkston and Farmington Hills Michigan we can be reached at 313-274-0990 to schedule an appointment today.

 

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