The type of shoe you might use is one with a short tongue (the bit at the top), so you don’t have to flex your toe too much to get your foot in. Also one which has an extra wide fitting so it can accommodate any swelling, and give your scar/stitches room without rubbing and irritating them. I had a shoe made by Websters when I had my bunion, and it has a wider fitting for the right shoe. I find it is perfect now for accommodating a foot liable to swelling. Do this before your surgery so it’s ready for when you need it.
You can easily get infected with it through skin contact especially if you have tiny cuts. You only have to practice good hygiene to prevent plantar warts. When you’re in public places, don’t walk barefoot. If you find tiny cuts especially on your feet, treat them immediately. Always keep them dry and clean at all times. The body has a natural defense system and so it will deal with the plantar warts automatically. But you can’t expect immediate results and you need to bear the pain as long as they are there. If you’re unhealthy, it will even take longer for the plantar warts to heal and disappear.
Wider is better – Most shoes that you see on the shelves at stores are all the same width. Many stores do stock wider shoes but they often just keep them in back because they don’t have too many. Pads – Many podiatrist offer custom pads at their offices that can relieve the pressure on your bunion while wearing shoes. You may be able to find over the counter bunion pads at your local pharmacy as well. However, most are adhesive one-time use pads that overtime will cost more than simply having a foot doctor make you a customized bunion pad for your pinky toe.
Foot problems are a leading cause of hospitalization of the sixteen million persons in the United States who have diabetes (almost half of whom are unaware of their condition*). It is estimated that 15% of all diabetics will develop a serious foot condition at some time in their lives. Mobility, the ability to move about, is essential for older people to live useful, satisfying, lives, but foot problems often interfere with their mobility and independence. According to the United States National Center for Health Statistics, impairment of the lower extremities is a leading cause of activity limitation in older people.
I’ve worn these shoes just about every day except the super rainy days we had at the beginning of the month. I walk more than the average person because I love walking as a form of transport. It clears my head, its free and sometimes even quicker, and definitely less smelly than public transport. I guesstimate that I walk on average 5,000-7,000 steps with running errands, walking my son to school and just life in general – add to that the regular actual running I do, that’s a lot of steps for my weary feet (a little more than the average, yet I could still do more to lose weight).