Onychomycosis, also known as tinea unguium, is a fungal infection of the nail. Symptoms may include white or yellow nail discoloration, thickening of the nail, and separation...
An ingrown toenail is a condition in which the corner or side of a toenail grows into the flesh (nail fold) along nail borders. The condition usually affects the big toe. People...
Prevention includes wearing shoes with proper arch supports. Avoid shoes that are flat on the inside. Avoiding tight shoes or shoes that narrow greatly at the toes (heels and men's fancy dress shoes ie Italian, Alligator, etc)
You want to avoid anything that will progress the big toe being pushed over away from the center of the body
Your podiatrist will take x-rays to determine of this is the case. If so, surgical removal of the bone bump/spur will be necessary
Sounds like you may have heel spur syndrome or plantar fasciitis. It is basically inflammation in the plantar fascia (a ligament that connects from the bottom of the heel bone and the balls of your feet). This ligament helps to maintain the arch of your foot. If your foot is flat or arch collapses when your body weight is on your feet then this ligament stretches. This excess stretching causes micro tears in the plantar fascia - mostly at the heel - and will result in inflammation and swelling, which are the causes of pain.
Treatment includes ice and massage of the area; oral anti-inflammatory medications (Alleve, Motrin, etc.); topical pain & anti-inflammatory creams; stretching exercises; cortisone injections; arch supports or orthotics; soundwave therapy; amniotic infusion into the plantar fascia
If all fails, surgery is a final option; but thisntoo is not 100% guaranteed
I have pain in my ankle and it may need surgery. Will my diabetes make it difficult to heal my ankle?
2. Moisturize the feet at least twice daily- morning and evening.
3. Cold weather can reduce moisture levels in skin, so keep skin covered and warm.