Exercise is the best way to improve circulation and warm your feet. If you are less mobile, even a small amount of walking, or armchair exercises are beneficial. You could try leg raises whilst sitting in your chair or try holding a bottle of water in each hand and raising your arms. Start off slowly and gradually increase to a level of comfort. These exercises will help to keep your arm and leg muscles mobile. There are also a number of portable mni exercise machine that will allow you to do so from the comfort of your own chair. With the common weight gain during pregnancy, a lady's center of gravity is modified. This causes a completely new weight-bearing stance along with further pressure on the knees and foot. A couple of the very most common foot issues seen by expectant mothers are overpronation and also edema. These problems may cause aching about the heel, arch or ball on the feet. Take foot health seriously, if you suffer from dried-out skin or fragile nails and wish your feet to look and feel better, go to the podiatric doctor to find out more relating to protecting against and the treatment of foot problems. The Bunion (Hallux valgus) is a common cause of pain in the foot. It is a painful deformity of the metatarsal joint (the joint at the big toe). A bunion develops on the big toe joint when the bones of the big toe become misaligned. It looks like a large bump on the side of the toe. The big toe angles in towards the second toe and may overlap or tuck in below the second toe. When irritated by shoes, bunions can become red, swollen and painful. Depending on the type of osteotomy and fixation, a walking cast, splint or special shoes may be necessary for several weeks. If you look at the two x-rays below the one on the left is the preoperative x-ray. The goal of surgery as represented by the horizontal arrow is to move the first metatarsal bone closer to the second metatarsal. The x-ray on the right is the postoperative view and you can see the "tightrope" that has been drilled through both the first and second metatarsal bones and is held together by the black anchors. If any of you reading this section are contemplating having this procedure done, please discuss these potential complications with your surgeon. Bunion is a common type of foot problem that often occurs on the sides of the toe and the foot. The condition can easily be distinguished by its large bump feature. If remain untreated, it can result the affected area to shift out of its natural position. There are various remedies to healing this condition. And toe stretchers are one of the most popular ones right now. Depending on the severity, many quickly recover while others take time to heal. But with proper use of effective products accompanied with exercise, you will eventually get back on your feet more comfortable and relaxed than ever. Dr. Shirzad also notes that while diabetes isn't a direct cause of lesser toe deformities, diabetic patients with neuropathy may not notice when a toe has become painful. They, and others with reduced sensation in their extremities, should be especially aware of any injury or changes in their toes. Although when I signed the form to do these three things, I wasn't sure exactly what we were doing, only that this is what the Dr. ordered, so I signed whatever he asked me to sign. Majority of my appointments through my HMO network Dr's have been rushed, and this is surgery on an HMO. I am scared!