Many of my friends advised a cortisone injection to treat plantar fasciitis. The physician will use some freeze gel prior to injecting the cortisone in the heel of your foot It does burn as it enters, but it does alleviate the pain pretty rapidly. While some individuals discovered instant relief with this therapy, I discovered that it decreased my pain significantly, more than 50 %, however I continued to experience some pain later on. Hence educating normal diabetic patients about the common reasons why they end up in amputation would make them take steps to avoid it when they encounter similar predisposing factors for diabetic foot infections People suffering from Metatarsalgia often experience a burning sensation under the ball of the foot. Sometimes combined with a sharp, tingling sensation near the toes (this condition is called Morton's Neuroma, see further below). The pain can also be stabbing pain that comes and goes throughout the day. In some cases people experience a feeling similar to having a pebble sitting under the forefoot. Ball of Foot pain worsens when wearing high heels/fashion shoes for a longer periods of time or, for men after walking long distances in hard shoes. Typically people with Ball of Foot pain also display excessive callous formation under the balls of their feet. A callus is defined as an area of thickened skin that occurs when undue pressure is placed upon certain areas of the foot It is actually a natural defense of the human body to protect its delicate skin. While your body is simply doing its job, the appearance of calluses is downright ugly. The most common symptoms of a callus include a hard growth (generally located on the ball of the foot ), pain when bearing weight on the affected foot , and a noticeable increased discomfort level when thin soled shoes are worn. Fill the tub with hot water; 104 degrees is the maximum. Add bubble bath, bath confetti, or aromatherapy bath salts for a softening effect. The bath salts help to cleanse and detoxify your body. The bath salts raise the pH of the soaking water higher than that of the body's, thereby drawing fluid and toxins out through the skin. Allow it to stand for at least 10 minutes, to heat up the tub and diffuse the bubble bath or bath confetti or aromatherapy bath salts. Now it is time to slip down into your bath filled with aroma and relaxing warm water. Begin with your facial. It can beÂ very difficult to accept that such callous and self absorbed people are still considered credible enough to hold positions of power. When will our species grow up to the realization that people are a more valuable investment than any other? When will we tell the Tom Coburns that no longer will we allow suffering in the name of politics? Earwigs feast on garden plants. If you have any decaying houseplants in the house then there is a chance that they might be making their way indoors to eat them. Make sure that you dispose off any decaying plants to avoid an infestation in the first place. If you are able to get a lift and have a job that is not active and you can elevate your foot, you may be able to return after 1-2 weeks. Generally, patients return to work between 4-8 weeks depending on the type of job, activity levels and response to surgery. If you wish to prevent recurrence of corns, make sure that you wear shoes that fit you well. If it is causing a great deal of discomfort, seek medical help to get the underlying cause diagnosed and treated. If a bone deformity is responsible for causing such foot problems, you might need a surgery for correcting the deformity. Holly Case has written professionally since 2000. She is a former contributing editor for "ePregnancy" magazine and a current editor for a natural food magazine. She has extensive experience writing about nutrition, pregnancy, infertility, alternative medicine, children's health and women's health issues. Case holds a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and professional writing from Saginaw Valley State University. Tea made up of Yarrow plant is also traditionally considered very beneficial. It has anti-inflamatory properties and helps in menstrual disorders. Tea can be prepared by boiling yarrow leaves in water for 10-15 minutes. It can be taken 2-3 times in a day to get relief. I lead a pretty busy life, and to tell you the truth, I am slightly on the lazy side when it comes to continually caring for my feet, so I wanted something that was easy applying. I went to my local supermarket and searched their shelves for product that would help with my foot issue. I carefully read the backs of each and every product that I had came across. I had found that many of those products require a continual reapplication of the product throughout the day. I automatically ruled those kinds of products out. Mexico for a week made my calloused feet look like a gorilla's feet. The ONLY solution to calloused feet is to smear them with honey, real honey, wrap in plastic, put on socks and sleep all night. Wash off in the am and you have beautiful feet. (08/13/2008) Standing for several hours or having jobs that involves standing for extended periods of time like teaching, working as a traffic police officer, working in a laboratory, a factory, etc. results in application of a lot of pressure of the feet causing the skin to crack.