Everyday events expose the feet and toes to excessive pressure and friction at work and at play. Unfortunately, the impact of repeated rubbing motions can lead to irritating, unsightly and painful foot conditions. Reducing the recurring pressure on key areas of the feet and toes is an essential first step to alleviating the discomfort foot problems to include:
Foot and toe deformities can have painful nerves or bursa sacs (fluid-filled pockets that act as shock absorbers) beneath them that cause: no symptoms – to sharp shooting pain – to dull aching soreness. To prevent further complications, a conservative approach of gently removing excess skin, padding affected areas, wearing comfortable shoes or using orthotic inserts is highly recommended.
NOTE: People who have diabetes must take special care that corns, calluses, bunions or hammertoes don’t produce sores that won’t heal properly. Routine visits to the podiatrist and a diabetic foot care program are highly recommended.
If you have foot or toe deformities, you can request an appointment online or call Coastal Podiatry & Wound Care at (904) 265-0470 to learn more about the proper care and treatment for any condition.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided on this website is an educational resource. It is not intended to serve as a recommendation for the treatment or management of any medical condition. All decisions involving medical procedures or surgery should be made in conjunction with your physician or orthopedic surgeon.