On the other side, the bony structures are drawn toward the compressed side while the muscles are stretched tight trying to right the body. With this torquing of the body, a functional scoliosis is created. One shoulder is tugged down with the short side, bringing with it the neck and head. Imagine a semi flexible, many segmented length of plastic. Attached to each segment on either side are an equal number of equal strength rubber bands that attach to other structures. As long as all remain equal, the length of plastic stays blissfully upright. This plastic is your spine. Keep your feet moisturized with a daily foot cream or some classic foot lotion. Make sure to allow the lotion to completely dry before putting on your shoes or you may end up with some other foot problems. Keeping your feet and corns moisturized will make it easier to remove the callouses. Corn Medications and Removal Options I would stay away from all medications when it comes to corn removal. From personal experience a corn infestation can be cured simply by following the tips above. Also remember that the medications may lead to further irritation or infection so if your going to use a corn pad buy non-medicated pads. Although corns and calluses are common problems, certain people can have significant issues associated with them, including pain and even wounds. Treatment generally is simple, but requires regular self-care to keep them under control. Medical and surgical care is available, and may be necessary in cases that are resistant to self-care. There are many possible causes of numbness such as injury to a nerve, lack of blood supply or a medical condition such as an underactive thyroid. There are a number of treatments available to help treat numbness in the foot Better to trim your toenail after bathing or after socking in warm water, as they become soft and easy to cut. Cut them straight across and avoid cutting into corners. Avoid barefoot even at home. You can use slippers at home. Avoid shoes and sandals with high-heel. Always wear cotton socks and comfortable, well-fitted shoes. Change socks and shoes everyday. Sprinkle some non-medicated powder before wearing socks to avoid effect of sweat. Do regular walking as an exercise as it increases blood supply to feet. But don't forget to wear proper footwear as exercise can cause undue stretching of feet muscles. For patients suffering from more serious biomechanical disorders the custom-made (rigid) Orthotics provide a better solution. The devices are only available from a Podiatrist. Over-pronation is the most common ailment most people suffer from. Conversely, the opposite of 'pronation' is 'supination'. People suffering from this manifestation find their feet roll outwards or 'supinate' and the arch stiffens up remaining high as the foot makes contact with the ground. The deformity affects a mere 5 percent of the population and is called a Cavus or High Arch Foot. Supinators need custom-made Orthotic devices that correct the malfunction. Keep feet well moisturized. Great shoes deserve feet that are not rough and ashy. But don't make the mistake of using petroleum jelly on your feet and immediately slipping them into your expensive sandals. The petroleum jelly will stain leather, suede and cloth. Select shoes that flatter your particular feet. if you have pudgy feet, avoid strappy sandals. You don't want the unsightly bulges, if you have skinny ankles, ankle-strap shoes may not work for you. If you have corns, bunions and hammertoes, don't wear sandals that expose them. ALWAYS make sure you're in the right shoe and try to get fit by someone experienced and someone you can trust. Metatarsaigia is experienced as a shooting or sharp pain, accompanied by inflammation in the ball of the foot. Icing your foot several times a day and doing toe lifts and stretches will help. It is also wise to avoid sports. To prevent further problems try using arch supports and/or shock absorbing insoles. Bunions are formed when the sideways (transverse) arch falls. Then it pushes the sides of the joints outwards where they rub against the inside of the shoes. This builds up a callous. Give the exercises a try. But if you still have no improvement in your pain after a week or so , you should see your doctor. Sometime around January, I noticed blisters and calluses forming on my right foot in new places – namely, on the ball of my foot below the 2nd toe and on the edge of my big toe and at the side ball of foot. The one under the 2nd toe seemed especially strange since the other two could be from shoe rub, but how do you explain getting one on the bottom of your foot in such a specific small place? It concerned me a bit since it meant my gait was changing and surely not for the better, but ultimately I just forgot about it.