Callouses and hammertoes are other common foot conditions that may arise when wearing narrow or tight shoes, whereas bunions form from smashing the big toe in an unnatural, inward position, callouses usually form when the structure of the shoes are very rigid and unforgiving. Dress shoes and stiff heels create callouses very quickly, and wear of these shoes should be diminished upon first callous detection. Hammertoes occur when the front-end of the shoes cause the toes to move into a triangular shape, allowing little room and mobility. Like bunions and callouses, hammertoes can cause great pain. How To Rid Bunions 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. Orthopedic shoes are different than regular shoes. The heel is low in these shoes, allowing the bones of the feet to better align properly. They can provide firm support for the heel as well. Orthopedic shoes are usually created to be wider than the average shoe, especially in the toe area, which is great for bunion sufferers. These shoes often don't have seams on the inside of the shoe; a great idea because seams can rub against different areas of the foot and cause blisters or open areas which can get infected. All of the surgical procedures for bunions can be done on an out-patient basis or in the office under local anesthetic. The patient can usually return to work almost immediately, if she wears a special sandal for a few weeks. This was done with minimal incision surgery. This is one of the hundreds of procedures that Dr. Zuckerman has done in his twenty years of practice. Notice the lack of long, ugly painful incisions. This procedure was done in thirty minutes. Numbness as a result of anemia is probably the easiest to treat and simple home remedies are more than sufficient. For example, eating food rich in vitamin B12 helps. Callouses have a tendency to cover a wider area although are not as deep as a corn. Corns, on the other hand, are smaller in diameter but are deeper and are usually more painful. The latter will develop over bony prominences (think outside of the pinky toe) while the former over an area that has more padding (think heels or ball of the foot). Some calluses have a deep seated core known as a nucleation, which is especially painful with pressure. This particular condition is referred to as an Intractable Plantar Keratosis or IPK for short.