Since tattoos are wounds, there is a population that should avoid getting a tattoo on the lower extremity and especially the foot. Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is an extremely common disease among diabetics, and all people over 50 years old. It is the aging of the arteries that causes the vessels to be narrower than normal and thus decreases the blood supply to the feet. Wounds need blood and oxygen to heel. Remember, a tattoo is a wound and it also needs blood and oxygen to heel. Thus, if you have diabetes or PAD, your wound could turn into an ulcer that is limb threatening.
Sometimes merely changing the type of shoes you wear can prevent the worsening of a bunion Irrespective of gender, switching from a tight, pointed toe shoe to a sandal can help enormously. So can the wearing of a bunion shoe, available from most orthopaedic shoe stores. Both shoe styles remove the source of pressure on the bunion and have a wider forefront to accommodate a bunioned foot. If your desire for fashion precludes such a change of shoe style, then remember, a consequence could well be that your bunion will progressively get, bigger, uglier and increasingly painful.
You should also make sure that you have access to other postoperative pain reducing techniques such as cryotherapy. This is a very simple device that circulates temperature controlled cooling through a special pad incorporated into the dressings applied at the time of surgery. By continually icing and cooling the surgical site for first couple of days after surgery, patients have less pain, less swelling, and recover faster. For some people the bunion won’t bother them and they will always live life with it. For others like my friend it can become a nuisance and very painful. I would recommend seeing a doctor right away for such pain.
No – several other problems, such as arthritis in the MTP joint, a stress fracture of the forefoot or toe, or sesamoiditis (an inflammation of one or both small bones which rest in tendons under the first MTP joint) can have symptoms similar to that of a bunion, as can, perhaps, trauma to the toe area. That’s why it’s important to have a professional look at your foot and make a diagnosis. If you decide you have a bunion and try to treat it yourself – and it isn’t a bunion after all – the problem could get worse because of the delay in getting the correct treatment.
One of the most common types of the bunion is mainly a localized area for enlargement or swelling of the inner most portions of the big toe joint at its main base area. Basically this enlargement of the base of the big toe mainly the joint would represent the misalignment (metatarsal phalangeal) of the joint of your big toe and in some of the extreme cases additional growth or formation of the bone could be seen. Moreover this kind of deformity would eventually go increasing as the time would be passes away.