Our feet were not designed to be cooped up in shoes or to walk on mostly hard, flat surfaces. By imprisoning these ingenious tools, we have robbed them of their strength. No longer do the muscles of the legs and feet have to constantly adapt to changes in the surfaces on which they travel. Adaptation is what made them and our core strong. The first step is to correct the foot’s stance and thereby bring better balance to the body. This alone can ease pain and inflammation. Supportive footwear, muscle retraining, and sometimes orthotics can all help in regaining balance. Podiatry or chiropractic consults are a good place to start. Diagnosing arthritis often requires a detailed medical history of current and past symptoms, physical examination, x-rays, and blood work. It is possible to have more than one form of arthritis at the same time. Arch pain has often been described as a burning feeling or sensation in the long arch of the foot. There can be many causes for this, such as a strain to any one of the structures of the foot. However, the most common cause of arch pain has been found to be plantar fasciitis. All of these situations force the big toe to drift toward the little toes, and this can cause bunions to form. Symptoms Corns and calluses are annoying and sometimes painful thickenings that form in the skin at pressure points. The medical term for the thickened skin that forms due to this problem is hyperkeratosis. A corn refers to a more diffuse, the flat area of thick skin, while corn is an area of thick, localized usually has a conical or circular. Corns, also known as helomas sometimes have a dry, wax, or translucent. Because of the "irregular" nature of gastrointestinal disease and the depth of tissue involvement, initial symptoms may be more subtle than those of ulcerative colitis. People with Crohn's disease experience chronic recurrent periods of exacerbation and remission. A bunion is a bony growth that forms on the joint of the big toe, causing the big toe to crowd against the other toes and leading to pressure and pain. Fortunately, many conservative treatments can help with the pain, but in some cases surgery may be necessary. Your doctor can help you determine which is the proper course of action for you. Hallux valgus is the medical term for bunions. A bunion is a bony bump that forms over time at the base of your big toe. These bumps do cause pain and other symptoms. If home remedies do not help, you may need to see a podiatrist. Fortunately, a bunion splint is available to relieve the pain that bunions cause. Wearing this tool and making some basic changes to your shoes, can help to treat these lumps and prevent them from occurring in the future. You can easily find these splints on the Internet. Since you wear shoes, take care of your feet, and your bunions ! Fortunately, Cone Health has an exceptional network of podiatrists and related healthcare providers dedicated to treating individuals with foot problems, such as corns, calluses and bunions, throughout the community. Claw of toes or Hammer Toes – The toes become clawed forcing additional pressure over the tips and tops of toes.