Hard skin is caused by friction and pressure when the bony parts of your feet rub against your shoes. If you have corns or calluses, see your doctor. Sometimes wearing shoes that fit better or using special pads solves the problem. Treating corns and calluses condition by yourself may be harmful, especially if you have diabetes or poor circulation. Over-the-counter medicines contain acids that destroy the tissue but do not treat the cause. Sometimes these medicines reduce the need for surgery, but check with your doctor before using them. New Bunion Surgery Techniques. Bunions are hard, almost callous-like buildups on the feet. There are many surgical procedures for bunion treatment. Your mobility can be threatened and turn painful when corns, calluses and hammertoes develop due to a bad choice of footwear When your toes cannot relax, remaining in an unnatural position may lead to muscle rigidity, and hard skin may form if your toes rub against the interior of your shoes. The corns and calluses may sneak up to you unexpectedly even when you are tolerating the constant cramping and rubbing. If the hammertoes condition is ignored for an extended time it may force you out of your poor fitting shoes Uncomfortable shoes may result in a doctor visit due to foot pain. When you first notice a bunion, you should contact your podiatrist for an evaluation. He or she will make an initial diagnosis, monitor your condition and make recommendations for treatment. Initial treatments may include custom orthotics (inserts in your shoe which are custom formed to your foot), bunion splints, bunion regulators, bunion cushions, ice, and rest. Indications include pain anywhere along the back of the tendon, but usually near the heel. It may cause redness or heat over the painful area. One of the causes of Achilles pain is misalignment of the arches, causing supination or pronation. The heel may arch sideways stretching the tendon. My best friend Gina came to visit me for and brought some lovely flowers!! What a lucky gal I am to have such a great friend. It was nice to spend some time together for a couple hours and catch up on our lives since we last saw each other, although if we had more time, Gina is one of those friends where we could talk for probably 24 hours straight! Thanks for coming by Gin-bean! Please feel free to post ANY questions and I will put up a Q&A!! I am happy to answer any question you might have and it might be something someone else is wondering too! A neuroma is a benign growth that occurs when the nerves in the foot are pinched and inflamed. A neuroma can cause, pain, burning, tingling or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the foot. Ill fitting shoes, abnormal bone structure, foot injuries can cause a neuroma. Women are more susceptible due to wearing high heel shoes. Hereditary muscle and bone problems, heel injury or bruising, worn out shoes and excessive weight can affect the way your foot moves leading to plantar fasciitis/heel pain. Also some medical disorders such as arthritis can lead to plantar Fasciitis/heel pain. To treat the corn inflicted area, you need more patience than medical science because the treatment simply involves reducing pressure and too much friction and on the corn to be treated. The choice of footwear is an integral part of the treatment process as the right footwear that fits well can mean the difference between corns and no corns. You need at least two weeks of patience after having made the adjustments to you footwear pattern. In that time you could use a corn pad for added comfort and accelerating the destruction of the corn. The built up skin can also be removed gently using the pumice stone. Haglund's deformity ("pump bump") is a bone enlargement at the back of the heel bone, in the area where the achilles tendon attaches to the bone. This sometimes painful deformity generally is the result of bursitis caused by pressure against the shoe and can be aggravated by the height or stitching of a heel counter of a particular shoe. Often the first step in a treatment plan, padding the bunion minimizes pain and allows the patient to continue a normal, active life. Taping helps keep the foot in a normal position, thus reducing stress and pain.