Our feet help us to stay active all through the day. The entire weight of our body is carried on them. So, even if there is a mild swelling or tenderness in the feet, our lifestyle gets badly affected by it. Foot surgery is needed when there is a major problem in them. It can arise due to several reasons. A congenital defect, severe injury or diseases like arthritis. Besides, a poorly fitted footwear can cause extensive damage in the feet. Surgeries are carried out by podiatric surgeons. They have special training in the surgical procedures concerned with the feet.
For example, while in Surgical Residency, I worked on research related to a simple, effective, low-cost method of reducing pain following bunion surgery. In that study, 95.92% of bunion surgery patients reported taking less pain medicine and believed that there pain much less than had the “pain pump” not been placed in the surgical site and used in their foot surgery cases. I published the secrets on this technique in a medical journal called Ambulatory Surgery in order to teach other foot surgeons how to make bunion surgery a better experience for their patients.
This problem can be reversed if right steps are taken. If you don’t take care of your toes when the problem first appears, it can cause irreversible damage to your big toe. When the problem first appears, you must start wearing comfortable shoes and discard all your ill-fitting shoes. Wear shoes that don’t obstruct the normal straightforward position of your toes. If possible, try to wear pads between your toes as it will in reducing irritation and swelling. Walking barefoot will also help as it will reduce the pressure on your joints and abate inflammation of your big toe.
Milian discussed her surgery, which was the second time she had it done on that foot. This is an important fact, which is not factored in to the discussion. “The aftermath is very, very, very painful and involves slow recovery,” said Judge Milian, who was in the eighth week of her recovery and said that at week four she was still in terrible pain. Are your feet cold? “Cold feet relate to fears or stress you are dealing with – financial, relationship, work stress, empty-nest syndrome. Sometimes your feet have an odour. That tells me you are under stress, and need to be gentler to your self.
Take bunions. Now, bunions aren’t actually caused by wearing poorly-fitting shoes, but they do make an already tough problem much worse. Bunions are actually caused because of inborn misalignments within the foot. These inherent structural problems with the foot will place more stress than usual on the joint where the big toe connects with the 1st metatarsal (the long bone that attaches to the big toe and stretches down the length of the middle of the foot). Eventually, this stress may cause the tissues around the joint to stretch and become less supportive, thereby leading to further misalignment of the bones.
The third issue is actually arthritis, because when you get pain in your foot, you walk differently and that can throw the bone off,” says Dr. Oz as he points out to a diagram that illustrates how bunions can lead to a separation of the joints of the bones of the big toe. When joint separation is severe, the bones have to be trimmed and sometimes broken and inserted with a metal pin to manipulate the big toe into a normal position he tells viewers. Move the foot to a container of hot water of a tolerable temperature. The temperature of the water should not be cool or even lukewarm.