For those interested in bunion treatment , you might wonder, “What are bunions”? Bunions ( hallux valgus ) are bony prominences on the outside edge of the big toe where the toe meets the main bones of the foot. Bunions are a combination of three medical conditions that include enlargement of soft tissue; deformities in foot bones, called hallux abducto valgus; and a third condition called metatarsus primus varus. The hallux condition is a rotated big toe that either pushes toward the second toe, sits on top of it, or beneath it. Metatarsus primus is where the bone in the foot connecting to the big toe, rotates outward. As a woman, your first response to this question, might be a resounding YES! What is nicer, at the end of a long tiring day on your feet, to have someone hold your feet and give you a massage? Surely that must rank among one of the best wind-down me-time activities? If you recognise this, learning to love and accept all parts of your body is part of the yogic journey of self-love and self-acceptance. The more time you spend devoted to your practice the easier it becomes for you to feel comfortable and accept all parts of your body. Some causes of calluses, such as gait abnormalities, can be complicated to reverse. However, you can do things to avoid many risk factors for calluses. Wear socks, and avoid wearing shoes that compress your feet or cause uncomfortable rubbing and pinching. If your toes can't wiggle in your shoes, chances are your shoes are too tight. If necessary, wear soft pads or bandages in areas of your foot that cause rubbing or pinching. References A simple trick for selecting perfect shoes is to avoid narrow, thin and straight shaped shoes. Wearing such footwear will overtime result in bunions, calluses and foot corns. It is important to identify the cause of the friction or pressure. Perhaps a pair of new shoes or maybe the combination of socks and shoes is causing the problem. According to podiatrists at epodiatry.com, removing the source of the friction is the most important treatment. Even if the corn is removed from other treatments, it will return if the source is not identified. Padding Those with foot deformities, such as hammer toes or bunions, are more prone to excessive pressure and friction from shoes. If one of these is an underlying cause, it is important to address this issue with a medical doctor. Other Considerations Athlete's foot can be treated by over the counter anti fungal powders and creams. It is important to keep feet dry at all times. So one should dry the feet thoroughly and carefully following a bath or shower. It is also important to wear absorbent socks and change socks daily. Cotton socks are preferable to synthetic fibers Wear shoes such as sandals that permit air to circulate around the feet. However, if all of these measures prove ineffective then a doctor's help will be needed. Do you wear compression stuff after every run or just the really long, hellish ones? I wear compression during and/or after runs of 10+ miles.