Our feet carry us wherever we want to go, yet they're often one of the last things we consider when it comes to caring for our skin. Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. The metamorphic technique is a gentle and loving touch which began in the 1960‘s when British reflexologist Robert had an important insight. There are some conservative methods which can help correct the problem. A bunion is a deformity of the big toe joint. This is needed when the big toe slants more than 30 degrees inwards; at this stage people are likely to find their bunions pretty painful. Ours by comparison is 2mm - the advantage of this is that we cause far less tissue damage so patients can be on their feet immediately with very little pain. First, I make an incision through the skin just below the bunion. Then, using a special drill, I cut through the bone cleanly - but not the surrounding skin or soft tissue. The wire makes immediate weight-bearing on the foot easy because all the bones are held in place. During the procedure, Dr. B C Shah will remove the bony lump and realign the bones inside your big toe. They will also move your toe joint back in line, which may involve removing other pieces of bone. Whichever type of surgery you have, you will be under a local anaesthetic or general anaesthetic. Surgery will partially or completely restore your toe to its normal position. Next they will dry your feet thoroughly, using a soft, warm, clean towel. This will be followed by a soothing foot massage with moisturizers, working fingers gently between the toes while massaging the ball, arch heel, and top of the foot. At this point Yoga Sandals should be slipped on to your feet to prepare to paint your toenails. Yoga sandals keep the toes separated and provide a surface to steady the feet while painting toenails. With each foot securely fitted into Yoga Sandals, the nail tech can move the foot around without the risk of toes shifting and smudging the polish. You can literally walk out of the salon with no need to wait for drying as the toes stay separated and secure in Beech Yoga Sandals. Yoga Sandals® are a stylish, durable and comfortable sandal. Sensible or comfy (wider-fitting) footwear should reduce your discomfort, but will not reverse the changes in your feet. If your bunions aren't causing you any pain, then the other main problem podiatrists deal with is a build up of hard skin on the bottom of the feet. The change in shape of the foot can alter the way a persons foot moves during walking (or gait, as podiatrists call it). The common location for this build-up is Flat Feet the inside (or medial aspect) of the ball of the foot, and the inside of the joint of the big toe. A podiatrist will take this hard skin down with a scalpel, or, if you are in good health, you can manage this hard skin yourself with a good foot-file, a pumice stone or one of the many novel devices on the market. A common method is to use a 'Toe Separator' which holds the toes apart, attempting to keep the big toe straight.