Is there a better option out there? First, it's unrealistic for me to be off my feet for 24 weeks. I'm a full time college student and I work. Second, I want to be able to dance again, I don't want my life activities to be limited because of this. And third, I don't feel very confident in a procedure where half of the people have problems afterwards. PLEASE HELP! Any advice is welcomed! Use a lotion meant for excessively dry skin and rub it in on the callused areas. A better, and more effective alternative to lotion, is coconut or olive oil, and even petroleum jelly. Metatarsalgia refers to pain at the ball of the foot, at the head of one or more metatarsal bones. It is basically a bruise of the bone or an inflammation of the soft tissue around the joint between a metatarsal and a toe bone( a metatarsophalangeal joint). This often occurs as a result of overuse, excessive walking or running without adequate cushioning beneath the bones at the ball of the foot. This occurs commonly in people with a high arched, rigid foot, especially if the normal fat pad at the ball of the foot has become thin (atrophied). Metatarsalgia may be easily confused with stress fractures or neuromas. Effective treatment for the relief of bunion symptoms should be continued by avoiding irritating the area again by optimizing footwear and maintaining good foot hygiene. For those whose bunions cause chronic pain, a surgical operation is an option. Correcting deformities with surgical procedures can relieve pain leading to improved mobility. Success rates from bunion surgery are high, although there are always risks. Failure to relieve pain can be caused by the big toe reverting back to its deviated position. The correct footwear and proper activity can reduce the chances of surgical failure. Similar to a bunion, but at the little toe. This is where the 5th toe moves toward the 4th and the bone supporting the toe, 5th metatarsal, moves the opposite way making a lump on the outside of your foot. Pain can be described just like it can for a bunion. Hard skin on any surface of the foot other than the toe, usually causing sharp pain while walking. Why is a corn on the toe and callus on the foot? I have no idea. the eve was over and done and you gingerly pulled your feet out of their leathery abode. Then the pain started and wouldn't stop. Corns and calluses are caused by pressure or friction on skin. A callus is thickened skin on the top or side of a toe, usually from shoes that do not fit. A callus is thickened skin on the hands or soles of the feet. Many people with Crohn's disease have symptoms for years before diagnosis. 13 The usual onset is between 15 and 30 years of age but can occur at any age. 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. Arch pain in the muscles that is often described as cramping, aching, pulling, or even sharp when you walk. This pain is usually worse with the first steps in the morning or after a period of sitting. The plantar fascia is a big strong ligament running from the heel to the toes, but it is actually the muscles that sit just beneath the fascia that are inflamed. The heel is usually involved in the pain as well. There are quite a number of bunion relief home remedies which can cure bunion pain, like mixing Epsom salt in lukewarm water or using an ice pack. It's not hard to determine the presence of corns, as they appear on those areas of the foot that comes in direct contact with the footwear and is under constant pressure, and these areas typically include sole, toe, the ball of the foot or the outside toe with thick, hard skin There are soft corns and hard ones. Soft corns occur between the toes and appear as simply white hard skin ; otherwise, a normal corn is roundish, white and quite hard to the touch. In older adults, calluses develop because the skin becomes weak and begins to sag. This causes the collection of skin and results in calluses. Treatment The right foot care makes your feet not only look much better, but also remain functional without any problems. A general foot care regimen for your feet should include regular washing and drying, especially in between the toes and the base of the nail. Foot odors generally stem from poor foot hygiene and use of wrong footwear. Wearing plastic shoes or wearing any shoes for long periods of time lead to smelly feet. Feet have many sweat glands that produce fluids which produce smelly bacteria when shoes are worn for a long time. Bunions may form as a result of abnormal motion of the foot during walking orrunning. One common example of an abnormal movement is an excessive amount of stress placed upon the inside of the foot. This leads to friction and irritation of the involved structures. Age has also been noted as a factor in developing bunions, in part because the underlying bone displacement worsens overtime unless corrective measures are taken. A plantar callus, a callus that occurs on the sole of the foot, has a white center. Hereditary calluses develop where there is no apparent friction, run in families, and occur most often in children.