Your feet take a pounding every day from walking,standing, exercise, working and shoes. When you add a foot disorder to theequation, each painful step reminds you of how much stress your foot takes. Arecent study by the American PodiatricMedical Association showed that there is a 75% chance ofyou having some type of foot aliment during your lifetime. While there arenumerous foot conditions, some conditions are much more common than others.Understanding these conditions and what you can do to help yourself can be thefirst step back towards a pain-free lifestyle. There are few self-treatment options for thiscondition, but here are a few things you can try on your own to help. In some very mild cases of bunion formation, surgery may only be required to remove the bump that makes up the bunion. This operation, called a bunionectomy , is performed through a small incision on the side of the foot immediately over the area of the bunion. Once the skin is opened the bump is removed using a special surgical saw or chisel. The bone is smoothed of all rough edges and the skin incision is closed with small stitches. There are quite a number of bunion relief home remedies which can cure bunion pain, like mixing Epsom salt in lukewarm water or using an ice pack. Foot surgery is a surgical procedure that treats the disorders of the foot and ankle. Foot and ankle surgeons treat a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions, including fractures, tendon damage, bunions, ankle instability and arthritis. It consists of complex surgical repairs that may be necessary when pain or deformity persists in either of the feet or ankles. The foot itself is a complex structure with 28 bones and more than 30 joints. Therefore, the foot is susceptible to a wide range of disorders, ranging from ligamentous and muscular injuries to compound bone fractures. Bunionectomy Hammer toes are also a common cause of foot pain. In this condition the toes protrude and curl downward into a claw like position. Hammer toes are contracted at the middle joint in the toe (PIP Joint). When ligaments and tendons tighten the joints in the toe are pulled downward. Hammer toes do not occur in the big toe. Bunions are generally not inherited, but certain foot types are that may lead to hallux valgus at some point. Ligamentous laxity, a hypermobile foot, a foot that pronates (flattens) excessively, or arthritides (such as rheumatoid or gout) are all conditions that may predispose a person to develop hallux valgus. Once I gathered myself I drove straight to the hospital where the surgery was performed, and requested my x rays. Upon review of them, it appeared that the Doctor did a great job in the surgery. It was aligned perfectly, and beautiful. So something indeed changed from that time, until the next x ray that revealed the bone had shifted. I've been putting vitamin E on my incision area since the stitches came out because it was so dry that it would rip when I'd do the toe exercises I was told to do. My next step was to recreate a new resting place in the house for ME! And as you can see Allie thought I was creating her a new soft spot to rest! Again the story of my life with this dog of mine. Like almost everyone in the western world, I grew up wearing socks with shoes. No questions asked, socks it was. No matter if they were dress shoes, sneakers, running shoes, cycling shoes, or boots, everything but sandals deserved socks.