General Foot Conditions & Treatment

Lemon is also considered to be one of the most efficient home remedies for corns. All you need to do is take a lemon and slice it into pieces. Now place any one of these pieces on your corn and leave it there for the whole night. Next morning use a disinfectant to wash the area. Raw papaya juice is also very effective in treating corn. All you have to do is take some raw papaya and extract its juice. Apply this raw papaya juice on your corn three times in a day. Make this a daily practice until you are satisfied with the results. Foot calluses often occur on your sole and the inner toes. Calluses need not be painful, and in many cases the only problem with them is that they are unpleasant to look at. Statistics show that these calluses form on women's feet more often than mens; the reason being that footwear choice is often to blame. All those high heels and narrow shoes cause extra pressure which leads to the formation of hard dead skin With proper caring of your feet, you will not only have a beautiful pairs of legs, you will own a healthy body in the best condition be it now or later in life. Another way to pretty up your feet is by exfoliating. This removes all the dry, hard, skin that can make them appear rough and ashen. In the shower, make sure to use a pumice stone on any areas prone to dryness - the heel and ball of the foot are often the roughest spots. Don't rub too hard, you don't want to scrub off your skin! Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that can cause the development of nodules on the joints. Treatment for rheumatoid arthritis can include various drugs, like steroids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-rheumatic drugs, and immunosuppressants, along with surgery and physical and occupational therapy. Patches of dry skin form on the soles of the feet where the thickest layers of dead skin exist. Dry skin occurs because of sweating and the associated moisture lost from the body and from the pressure of body weight on the feet. During dry and cold weather, the skin becomes dry. Skin gets drier as we age. Common skin disorders such as dermatitis, athlete's foot, eczema, and psoriasis can also cause dry skin. Significance Photo Caption Check the feet for cracks in the skin. Photo Credit plante de pied image by Jean-Paul Bounine from Fotolia.comfoot hard skin If you have pain in a corn, even when you do not have shoes on, you have most likely developed bursitis which is inflammation of the joint under the corn. Bursitis is often treated with an injection of anti-inflammatory into the inflamed area. This type of pain should be evaluated by your podiatrist, because the other reason for pain without shoes is an infection in or around the corn. Toe infections can become serious and may even lead to amputation in some patients. Don't ignore your toe pain! Claw of toes or Hammer Toes – The toes become clawed forcing additional pressure over the tips and tops of toes. Talk to your doctor if your callus becomes inflamed or painful. Your callus might have an infection or ulcer that requires antibiotics, or your doctor might need to trim the unhealthy skin with a scalpel, according to the website MedlinePlus. He might recommend that you treat a problematic callus with a patch that contains 40 percent salicylic acid. He could recommend surgery if you have a misaligned bone that repeatedly causes painful calluses, but this treatment is rarely necessary. Prevention Plantar fasciitis, pronoucned (PLAN-tar FASHEE-itis) is an inflammation of the plantar fascia and causes more than 90% of heel pain among adults in the US. Calluses are hard rough areas of the skin that develop around the heel. They occur because the skin rubs against the shoe, ground or even the bone. They are yellowish in color and are common amongst women who wear high heels. Corns can be treated with corn caps or plasters that are available at most pharmacies. However corns and calluses are to be treated by podiatrist. They use a sharp surgical blade to remove the thickened areas of the skin This is a painless procedure and helps in eliminating the pain and discomfort. Warts are caused due to the Human Papilloma Virus which causes and excess amount of keratin. Anecdotal evidence points to Aloe Vera as being an anti-inflammatory. It's a favourite amongst those with arthritis as it lessens the swelling around effected joints. It can further alleviate some of the symptoms of the common cold. The congested feeling one gets throughout a common cold isn't really as a consequence of over-production of mucus, as is always thought, but because the sinuses have become infected and enlarged. Aromatherapists use Aloe Vera as a base for mixing essential oils, as the anti-inflammatory nature of the material eases the enlarged sinuses. It can also help to lessen recent scars (i.e. those less than five years old).