The use of night splints for the treatment of bunions has long been a source of comfort as well as an aid to stretch the tendons typically shortened by the onset of bunions. Simple to use and inexpensive to purchase, night splints are a valuable source of pain relief. A tailor's bunion is a condition that affects the little toe. A bone deformity causes an inward bend and a bump forms where the bones of the toe and foot merge. Tailor's bunions can cause difficulty when walking or wearing shoes. Several methods can successfully treat a tailor's bunion and relieve the pain. Hallux valgus is the medical term for a bunion, which is a condition that causes the big toe to turn inward toward the pinky toe. Once the condition progresses, a bump (bunion) develops on the metatarsal bone, or inside of the foot around the big tone joint. The main cause of hallux valgus is shoes that do not fit correctly. According to the National Library of Medicine, 48 percent of the population suffers from the condition. The only corrective treatment for bunions is surgery and if your pain is severe and foot wear impossible your doctor may refer you to the hospital. With time bunions grow more painful, especially when there is a serious inflammation in the tissues surrounding it. This might later result into limited movement of big toe that could cause difficulty with your daily activities. In some cases the problem becomes so serious that it becomes impossible to wear shoes. Not only this, the displaced big toe might as well cause what we call 'hammertoe' development. Each meniscus has a smooth surface, and acts as a shock absorber. Injuries to the medial meniscus are common, but exercises can relieve the pain as well as strengthen the surrounding muscles and ligaments of the knee joint. The surgeon removed the bone fragment, flushed the area with saline, then suctioned any remaining bone fragments from inside the skin that had stretched like a painter’s canvas to accommodate my former bunion In order to get to the bunion, the surgeon had to cut open my big toe in one vertical swath, and in order to correct the hammer toe next to it she had to do the same. My toes had parallel cuts running their length with stitches binding the flesh together. A horror show. Chris Robertson is an author of Majon International, one of the world's MOST popular internet marketing companies on the web. One of the best remedies for bunions is to perform regular foot exercise. Stretch your big toe towards the outside of your foot with your hands. Do this eight to ten times a day Another great exercise is to place your feet on the floor and then raise your heel, putting pressure on your toes. Repeat this exercise eight to ten times every day. This will help to increase flexibility of the joints of your feet If you find this to be very painful, go slow and repeat these exercises just three to four times a day. Wearing Shoe Inserts. Active lifestyles expose the feet to many strains or over-use injuries, particularly when an exercise program is started without adequate preparation. Improper foot gear is one of the leading causes of foot injuries and pain. A good pair of shoes that are worn out are just as likely to allow or cause a foot injury as is a cheap, poorly constructed shoe. Blisters, either occasional or chronic, in the same area may be indicative of stress points, poor shoe fit, or an undetected problem that is starting to worsen. If you follow these simple at-home foot remedies, you will soon be able to take your feet in public once again. Sneakers indicate comfort. They also say that the wearer is trendy and stylish. May be a college kid or thereabouts. We've gone beyond looking at trainers with their use limited in the athletic arena. Wearing sneakers in the context of this research could have several connotations. It could mean that you value comfort over fashion - that puts you in the affable lot. Your shoes could be seen as "boring" by some, and God forbid if you've kept them spanking clean, so that makes you someone with intimacy issues. Or perhaps, you could possibly, may be, just the tiniest bit be a borderline supporter of sweatshops and child labor?