A doctor has revealed how the most common foot conditions, including calluses and hammer toes, can be detected.
Dr. Dawn Harper, best known for diagnosing patients in embarrassing bodies, and who himself suffers from calluses, reveals how the condition can be identified and how it can be improved.
There are approximately 14 million Bunions patients in the UK – while 10 million are women. They usually develop in your 30s and 40s and about 38 percent of all women over 30 suffer from it – but they can start just as young as in your teenage years.
But other foot conditions can be just as painful with bent toes, flat feet that need more support and heel pain.
Here she reveals to Femail how they can recognize these foot conditions and how they can become less painful.
Dr. Dawn Harper, best known for diagnosing patients in embarrassing bodies, and who himself suffers from bunions reveals how to identify the condition and how to improve it
Once formed, the only way to correct calluses is surgery, but bunion surgery is a bigger deal than most people realize and it can take several months of recuperation
& # 39; Bunions are bony nodules that form on the side of the foot at the foot of the big toe. They affect about one in three people over the age of 65, most of them women. As they progress, the big toe bends further towards the other toes and away from the centerline.
Gevormd Once formed, the only way to correct them is surgery, but bunion surgery is a bigger deal than most people realize and it can take several months of recovery.
& # 39; Pain can be relieved with current anti-inflammatory gels and gel pads. You can also buy splints at the pharmacy to push the toe back into the midline.
& # 39; High heels don't cause bunions, but many women who suffer from bunions find them uncomfortable. Sole Bliss shoes contain the Juanet patent-pending technology.
& # 39; This technology includes & # 39; Bunion Bed & # 39 ;, a carefully placed stretch panel in the shoes that forms around the shape of the bunion and relieves pressure, cushioning and supporting bunions.
& # 39; As a bunion sufferer myself, I know it's so important to have space and support in front of my shoes to ensure comfort. & # 39;
As a bunion sufferer herself, Dawn knows it's so important to have space and support in front of her shoes to ensure comfort
If you have Hammer toes, choose a shoe that offers extra width and depth at the front to prevent pressure from being exerted on it
Condition: hammer toes
& # 39; Instead of the toe lying flat on the foot, the first bone of the toe is bent upwards and the second is tilted downwards, with an inverted & # 39; V & # 39; is formed. They can be associated with other medical conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, cerebral palsy and calluses.
& # 39; Poorly fitting shoes will make the problem worse. Protective padding for all callouses that result and wider fitting shoes will alleviate discomfort.
& # 39; Choose a shoe that provides extra width and depth at the front to prevent pressure from being applied to the toes of the hammer.
& # 39; Steroid injections and splints are also sometimes used and in severe cases surgery is needed to correct the malformation. & # 39;
Dawn reveals that poorly fitting shoes make the problem worse. Protective padding for all callouses that result and wider fitting shoes will alleviate discomfort
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of this tissue. It is most common between the ages of 40 and 60 and is often caused by activities that emphasize the heel, such as running or long periods of standing on hard surfaces
Condition: Plantar fasciitis
& # 39; Plantar fasciitis affects one in ten of us at some point in our lives. It is the most common cause of pain in the heel. There is a thick fibrous fabric band that runs from the heel to the toes.
& # 39; This becomes plantar fascia and plantar fasciitis is simply an inflammation of this tissue. It is most common between the ages of 40 and 60 and is often caused by activities that emphasize the heel, such as running or long periods of standing on hard surfaces.
& # 39; Being overweight can also be a factor. There is often not much to see, although it is more common in people with high bent feet or an unusual gait that is burdening the fascia. It is initially treated with rest, ice and anti-inflammatory. Night splints can help, as well as support points in the shoes.
& # 39; Sufferers would benefit from shoes that contain three layers of memory foam, each with different characteristics. The base layer is for shock absorption, the middle layer contours around the shape of the foot and the top layer provides cushioning under the entire foot.
& # 39; In some cases, steroid injections are needed in the sensitive area and occasionally surgery is required to release the fascia from the heel bone.
Sole Bliss offers shoes mainly for women with calluses, because they help support their feet
Most children under five have flat feet, but after the age of five, 95% of children develop an arch on the inside of the sole of their feet
& # 39; Most children under five have flat feet, but after the age of five, 95% of children develop a bow on the inside of the feet of their feet.
& # 39; Of the remaining five percent, most have no problem, but those who suffer from pain in their feet can be helped with special insoles in the shoes and exercises, such as walking barefoot, bending the toes and pressing the point are toes. Sometimes surgery is required.
& # 39; Various operations have been tried and the surgeon decides which operation is required after gait analysis, clinical examination and X-ray examination.
& # 39; Sole Bliss can help people with the condition, since the wearer is protected against this overpronation by the ingenious & # 39; Kuki & # 39; – a small memory foam cushion in the shoe.
& # 39; The & # 39; Kuki & # 39; holds the foot in the correct position and counts this movement inwards.
National Bunion Day by Sole Bliss Shoes is on Thursday 25 April.