Major foot & toe problems that may have you rubbing your feet

foot of gout patientYou hear about it all the time. Or, you go through this personally – eating something, anything all day long, drowning in chocolate or any other food that honestly feels like it’s helping you get through your day.

Here’s some of the major foot & toe problems that may have you rubbing your feet. But no worries, they won’t hurt for long if you just follow these steps.


A bunion is commonly understood to be a bony bump at the base of the big toe that causes that toe to lean inward and crowd against the    others. Bunions can occur for a number of reasons, but a common cause is wearing shoes that fit too tightly. They can also develop as a  result  of inheritance, stress on your foot or arthritis.  Treatments are aimed at temporary pain relief and can include: changes in shoe wear, pads for cushioning, medication, icing, orthopedic devices, and activity modification. If non-surgical treatments fail to relieve bunion pain and when the pain of a bunion interferes with daily activities, surgery may be a necessary measure to take.

Corns and Calluses
Corns and calluses are most always caused by excessive rubbing, usually from a tight or poorly fitted shoe. This Friction causes the thick, hardened, dead skin of corns and calluses, which form to protect sensitive skin. Appearing cone–shaped, corns point into the skin, and usually occur on areas that bear little weight. Calluses may appear anywhere there’s friction, and are more diffuse. Moleskin pads can help relieve a corn; calluses can be trimmed or surgically corrected.