We all are aware of the fact that orthotics is known to be the perfect solution for any kind of foot problem. This is a fact that has been endorsed by podiatrists time and again. However, we usually do not have an idea about exactly how it helps a patient to get cured from a particular foot ailment or disorder. If you search the net, you will definitely get enlightened on the subject. The first thing that you need to know about foot orthotics is that they are not the same as foot beds. Most people make this mistake since many foot beds also come with an arch support. Be careful when using medicated corn pads, which can irritate the skin under the corn sufficient to cause infection. Make sure your feet weeks before washing the dead skin cells and soften the corn to make it easier to debug. Do not rub too hard as this may promote healthy skin and cause infection damage. Do not soak your feet, because it can dry your skin and make a crack, which can invite injury or infection. Pointe shoes, which elongate a dancer’s legs and accentuate the beauty of classical ballet technique, come with their own set of biomechanical principles—and their own set of risk factors for lower extremity injury. Use your thumb and make small circular motions over your foot, glide your index finger and thumb up and down the spaces between each toe. Wiggle each toe and give a slight tug at the top of the toe before moving on to the next toe. To finish your self-massage and to seal the goodness in, do a foot sweep of each feet and cup your fingers over the top of each foot Chilblains (also called Perniosis) are abnormal reactions of small blood vessels in one's skin. This can happen when one is exposed to long standing cold temperatures. If you still have pain after doing these exercises, you may need some arch supports in your shoes. If your problem is mild, you can buy them at any drug store. If the arches are very bad, your doctor may need to prescribe special ones. Arthritis is the inflammation and swelling of the cartilage and the lining of the joint, sometimes accompanied by cartilage destruction and fluid in the joint. Arthritis appears to be associated with many different illnesses despite its close link to genetics. Joint inquiries especially if not treated promptly can lead to osteoarthritis. A gal I know told me that when she's at the salon, and they finish her pedicure, they always ask her to pick a “color” – as if toenail paint was a mandatory part of a pedicure. Why do the salon people ask that? Why is it so hard for the customer to say “No color, thank you.”, or “Clear, please”. I don’t think many women wear toenail paint to cover flaws. Although on rare occasion you’ll see a woman wearing toenail-paint on her toenail fungus infected toenails with hideous results. Yuck! The most important thing for people with flat feet is that they need stability. Shoes for flat feet need to offer stability through the arch. The outer soles of shoes need to be completely flat. You should not be able to rock the shoe back and forth laterally while the shoe is on the ground. When walking in the shoes, pay close attention if your foot rolls inward. If it does, those shoes do not offer adequate stability. Your foot should not roll inward or outward. Although friction from a shoe rubbing skin can cause pain, swelling, fluid buildup and calluses, a bunion isn't a big callous or thickened skin. Pre-fabricated Orthotics are soft-medium density shoe inserts available from pharmacies, on-line specialist websites, and some physiotherapists or chiropractors. People will get used to such Orthotics almost immediately and the cost ranges from $30 to $50 per pair. Research has shown that for 80% of people suffering from over-pronation, a pre-fabricated Orthotic will provide sufficient correction. Also after a few weeks of wear, these types of Orthotics will customise to the wearer’s foot shape as a result of body weight and body heat. Most pre-fabricated Orthotic are made from EVA, a flexible material that supports the foot without hurting the arches. Doctors and experts have been telling us for years on the same subject that injury to our feet caused by high heels can be permanent and yet we continue to use them. The only question that arises is that, is fashion more important than our health? This is a question that we must definitely ask ourselves before slipping into our new pair of high heels. Bunions, fractures, strain on feet, back, and ankles are just some of the consequences of wearing high heeled shoes. But you might be thinking who cares, right? Calluses and corns are areas of thick, hardened, dead skin. They form to protect the skin and structures under the skin from pressure, friction, and injury. They may appear grayish or yellowish, be less sensitive to the touch than surrounding skin, and feel bumpy. Calluses on the hands and feet of an active person are normal. Calluses and corns become a problem when they grow large enough to cause pain. If you notice that your toe looks odd or hurts, talk to your doctor. You may be able fix your toe with home treatment. If you do not treat your toe right away, you are more likely to need surgery. If you spend too much time wearing ill-fitting shoes, you might eventually find yourself with a bunion on one or both feet. Once you have a bunion, it won't go away without surgery-but home remedies offer some relief and are worth trying before calling your podiatrist. Bunions are a problem that many people have on their feet. A bunion occurs when the big toe begins to move permanently toward the second toe. This in turn causes the joint of the big toe to push outwards against the skin, forming the bunion. Bunions can be painful and become red and irritated, sometimes serious enough to require surgery.