Then in July 2012 I had a beautiful baby, went on maternity leave, moved back home and saw an opportunity that maybe I could finally get my surgery before I head back into the work force. I made an appointment with a podiatrist when my daughter was about 4 months old to get x-rays done and see what my options were. I chose to breastfeed my daughter and that was a decision very important to me. Since I was breastfeeding, surgery would have to wait until my daughter was weaned due to the drugs I would be prescribed post surgery. Great! Drs. Paul Krestik and Daniel Albertson of Bluegrass Regional Foot & Ankle Associates are leading podiatrists in London and Nicholasville Offering years of experience and extensive treatment for various foot ailments and conditions, including toenail fungus, ankle pain, ingrown toenails and heel pain , these podiatrists in London and Nicholasville are qualified to handle any podiatric need. Lastly the best thing a diabetic can do to support their feet is to manage their diabetes well. Blood sugar control with medication, insulin, diet, and exercise will make a diabetics life healthier and more fulfilling. Your doctor may use a small knife to pare (trim) the callus or corn. You may reduce the size of the callus or corn yourself by soaking your foot in warm water and then using a pumice stone to rub the dead skin away. Never cut the corn or callus yourself, especially if you have diabetes or other conditions that cause circulatory problems or numbness. In some cases, surgery may be done to remove the callus or corn or to change the underlying bone structure. Bunion surgery is usually effective, with up to 85% of cases resulting in improvement to symptoms. However, the deformity can sometimes return after bunion surgery. The first step towards avoiding bunions is looking for signs of the problem. Some of the common symptoms include pain in the joints, bump in the toe and changing of skin color near the joints. Once you have recognized the signs of the problem, you must throw away all the shoes that don't fit you. Buy new footwear that suits the shape of your feet and does not cram them. Avoid buying fancy shoes that are great to look at but are uncomfortable. Buy footwear that have wide instep and have space for toes. Avoid buying hard sole shoes as they can aggravate the problem. ONE MONTH MARK!!! Wow this process seems to take forever, but then again healing IS supposed to be 6-8 weeks. My poor baby girl has a cold so made sure she was happy today and drinking her fluids to get her better. Surprisingly even sick she was still in good spirits. A little rough in the morning though because she was clingy and getting really upset that Mama couldn't CARRY her down the stairs with crutches or carry her around the kitchen as I tried to make her breakfast on crutches. Poor kiddo, breaks my heart to see her all sniffly and looking simply miserable. Finding the right size shoe is not only a matter of style and comfort but it can also be a matter of health as well. Medical studies have discovered that many people suffer from foot problems at some point in their lives. It is estimated that at least 70% of all elderly people are affected by food problems. Nearly 40% of those affected by foot problems find the problems to be so severe they consult their physician about the matter. In some cases, foot problems can be eased by ensuring the individual is wearing a shoe that fits correctly.