We all are aware of the fact that orthotics is known to be the perfect solution for any kind of foot problem. This is a fact that has been endorsed by podiatrists time and again. However, we usually do not have an idea about exactly how it helps a patient to get cured from a particular foot ailment or disorder. If you search the net, you will definitely get enlightened on the subject. The first thing that you need to know about foot orthotics is that they are not the same as foot beds. Most people make this mistake since many foot beds also come with an arch support. Morton's neuroma is a painful condition that affects the area between the third and fourth toe, causing pain in the ball of the foot. If you have Morton's neuroma, the Mayo Clinic explains, the sensation is like having a pebble in your shoe. This condition is characterized by thickening tissue surrounding a nerve that leads to the toe, causing a sharp, burning pain in the ball of the foot. You may also feel stinging, burning or numbness in the toes. Morton's neuroma is often caused by irritation in the foot, injury or pressure. Rheumatoid Arthritis But when I had my appointment with the podiatrist a couple of weeks ago to discuss surgery, the medical assistant strongly implied that those of us with high arches need to walk around in supportive shoes, i.e., shoes that you cannot twist, or bend except at the toe box. Bunions, she told me, are caused by overpronation (NOT any sort of deficiency) and such shoes prevent overpronation. Look in the better drug stores for a tool called a corn and calluses trimmer, which is specially made for removing thick calluses. As ever use such a tool with caution and seek professional assistance if unsure. The product has consistent, positive ratings since it was introduced in the main-stream market and it is backed up by many medical providers. The product sounds terrific, but it is better to read more independent reviews to get more information and make an intelligent decision. After all, it does not come cheap. A Bario Electric Callus Remover will cost you $42.55. toenail have been a very important part of our body and they are thought of being a mirror to one’s health.Any disorder that one may seize in the nails,that is out of common than the normal fingernails look,must be taken into consideration. My second toe has been one huge callous for at least the past six months because of the big toe pressing against it. And now it is pressing into my third toe. I have seen photos online of what untreated bunions eventually look like, and it is a horrible, frightening mess. I did not want this to get any worse. Let me park on that last one for a moment. My previous chiropractor told me that wearing those $236/pair custom-made orthotics all the time would stop my bunions from growing. Soak kitchen dishcloth overnight in a bowl of water with a drop of Lemon oil to disinfect and kill germs. Plantar Warts are caused by a virus infection and they can be very painful. Depending where on your foot they are located, you could experience discomfort when walking or even putting on a shoe. Another fungus infection is Athlete’s Foot which is usually found on the bottom of your feet or between your toes. The area can be red, itchy and have tiny blisters or peeling skin. Always wear dry shoes and check for stones or debris before putting them on. If you have diabetic neuropathy, you might not even feel things in your shoes. So be sure and check before you put them on. Not all thicken or yellowed toenails are caused by a fungal infection. Injury to a toenail can cause the toenail to grow in a thickened or malformed fashion. This can be due to an established fungal infection or may be due to the damage caused to the nail root when it was injured. In these instances, treatment with anti-fungal medications will not correct the malformed nail. Other causes of thickened toenails are small bone spurs that can form under the toenail and psoriasis. Taking a scraping of the toenail and culturing it makes the diagnosis.