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Hammertoes...What To Do?

She was beautiful, but her feet were jacked up. Hammertoes what to do?

What is a hammertoe?

A hammertoe is a permanent deformity of the second, third, fourth, or fifth toes where the middle joint has become twisted into a claw-like or clenched position.

To make matters worse, hammertoes often develop corns because the top and tip of the toes are pushed upward and rub against the inside of your shoes, as well  as calluses between two toes or on the ball of the foot.

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Glass Slippers are for Fairy Tales and Caitlyn Jenner

An appropriate fitting, comfortable shoe rarely equates to stylish, fashionable footwear in a woman’s world. Unfortunately, the typical, more fashionable high-heeled shoe with a narrow toe box causes increased plantar pressure and toe crowding, which can cause bunions (hallux valgus), bunionettes, hammer toe, and even neuromas in severe cases.

Studies show that 88 percent of women wear shoes too small for their feet and 70 percent were noted to have associated hallux valgus deformity.

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How Your Lifestyle Affects Your Feet

No matter what your day job, your feet may be hurting by the end of the day, but some occupations put more stress on the soles than others, increasing your risk for aches, pains, and foot conditions that, if not treated early, can affect your work and your life.

This typically happens with jobs that require you to stand all day, as in the case of salespeople, hair stylists, waiters/ waitresses, police officers, teachers, flight attendants, doormen, and dancers, to name just a few.

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Treat Your Feet The Way You Treat Your Face

Let me start with one important fact: it’s not normal for your feet to be killing you. It’s not normal to take your shoes off under your desk, while out to dinner, when standing at a bus stop (yes, I see this often in New York City), or any chance you get. It’s not normal to have feet that throb by midday or for new shoes to hurt and cause you to wince with each step. It’s just not normal to suffer foot pain.

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The Examiner's Summer Beauty Guide

The Top 5

5. American Crew Power Cleanser Style Remover

Time to remove any damage from beachy salt water, overexposure to the sun, and over processing through color maintenance, overheating with straighteners, curlers, etc, and excess gel and spray buildup. American Crew brings you product to deep clean, and strip your hair from all of the hard times we put it through.

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Sweaty, Smelly Feet

Are smelly feet actually a medical condition?

Yes. “Bromhidrosis” is the term used to describe excessive secretion of smelly sweat. The word comes from the Greek “bromos,” meaning stench, and “hidrosis,” meaning sweat. In relation to your feet, the less formal name for it is “dirty sock syndrome.” Bromhidrosis is a quasi-medical problem, because it’s not serious medically speaking but, nonetheless, it can cause social agony. However, if the sweating problem is severe and blisters develop on your feet as a result of the sogginess, it is called “dyshidrosis,” which is a more serious, medical condition.

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