Ugly Foot Conditions2019-04-06T09:56:23+00:00

Ugly Foot Conditions

11 Ugly Feet Conditions

Corns, Calluses, Bunions, Oh My!

The unwelcome presence of ugly foot conditions –  corns, calluses and bunions – are probably among the top reasons you hate your feet! Others are just part of our DNA, like wide feet or Hammer Toes. However, If you’re like many people, there are 11 ugly foot conditions that are are probably among the top culprits. These types of ugly feet conditions are primarily the result of pressure to particular areas of the foot.

Rather than thinking of them as evil foreign growths, consider them armed guards for your dainty peds.  The first line of defense against the pain and suffering caused by tight shoes, uneven pressures from walking, running, or environmental factors. Unfortunately, left untreated, corns or calluses can become infected and cause some significant health problems, and bunions can be painful.

Each of these has a particular cause, appearance, and level of difficulty in treating. It becomes clear after reviewing the choices that you eventually have to decide just how important it is – or indeed if it’s even possible – to have perfect feet. Over-the-counter-treatments for corns, calluses and bunions are minimal compared to the investment necessary to surgically rid yourself of any of these.




How To Deal With Ugly Foot Conditions

Overall, in the quest for beautiful feet, corns, calluses and bunions are but – pardon the expression – bumps in the road. Can you eliminate them entirely? No, probably not. Can you minimize them so you can forget about how they are ruining your social life and move on to more important things? Definitely!

Dealing with these in the manner most appropriate for you is key. You may find that switching to shoes that fit your wide feet or regular, targeted pedicures take care of the matter entirely. Dealing with untreated corns or considering a bunionectomy may the best way for you to cope with extremely wide feet. Whatever you choose, the most important thing is that you feel good about your feet! After all, they’re yours till the end!



 

No matter what type of foot condition you have (and many of us have more than one), it’s important to understand what it is, why you have it, and what, if anything, you can do about it. Learning to love our feet is about doing the best we can to improve their appearance or how they work, but also accepting the things that make you uniquely you.

11 Ugly Feet Conditions

  1. Corns – Unsightly and uncomfortable, these are in the top 10 offenders for ugly feet!
  2. Calluses – Not only are these unattractive, but can also become cracked and painful. Vamoose!
  3. Bunions – If you hate your feet because of severe bunions, you’re in good company! To cut, or not to cut? That IS the question.
  4. Flatfoot – This is a genetic condition referring to people who don’t really hae an arch in their foot.  More painful than ugly.
  5. Plantar fasciitis – This occurs when points down the ligament in your foot experiences strain. This is due to wearing shoes with poor arch support, standing a lot, gaining weight, or running.
  6. Claw toes: This happens when the first joint of your toe points up in the second joint points down. This can be hereditary, but can also indicate illness and should be checked out.
  7. Hammer toe:  With hammer toe,  the toe is bent at the middle joint, so that it resembles a hammer. Can be a result of muscle and ligament imbalance due to many factors.
  8. Wide feet: Wide feet are common. They can be inherited or may be a result of being flat-footed.
  9. Toenail fungus: The  warm, damp environment in your shoes allows fungus to get under your skin through cracks in the toenail or cuts in the skin.
  10. Plantar warts: Plantar warts are caused by HPV (human papillomavirus). Sort of like an upside down foot corn, it grows inward instead of outward underneath a layer of thick skin.
  11. Hairy Toes: Okay, we know this is not really classified as a condition, but if it is excessive to the point that you are embarrassed by it, it’s something that should be addressed. Lots of ways to take care of this. Remember everybody has hair on their toes, it’s all a matter of degree.

Each of these 11 foot conditions has a particular cause, appearance, and level of difficulty in treating. It becomes clear after reviewing the choices that you eventually have to decide just how important it is – or indeed if it’s even possible – to have “perfect” feet. Over-the-counter-treatments for corns, calluses and bunions are minimal compared to the investment necessary to surgically rid yourself of any of these.

The Path to Pretty Feet

Overall, in the quest for beautiful feet, corns, calluses and bunions are but – pardon the expression – bumps in the road. Can you eliminate them entirely? No, probably not. Can you minimize them so you can forget about how they are ruining your social life and move on to more important things? Definitely!

Dealing with these in the manner most appropriate for you is key. You may find that simply switching to shoes that fit your wide feet, getting regular pedicures, or minimizing the time you spend in spike heels can minimize or take care of the matter entirely. You may want to evaluate whether or not a bunionectomy may the best way for you to cope with foot pain. Whatever you choose, the most important thing is that you feel good about your feet! After all, they’re yours till the end!