Hot stones are used in massage to help relax the muscles and work out some of the tension in them. The stones themselves come in many shapes and sizes, but they are typically smooth, rounded, flat basalt stones. Basalt stones are better than other stones for massage because they hold heat well and allow the pedicurist to avoid reheating the stones during the massage. You can perform a hot-stone pedicure at home on yourself or a friend. Many people are constantly irritated by their brittle, peeling and easily broken fingernails because of their ragged and unsightly appearance. Fortunately, this condition is usually harmless and is easily treated at home. Calluses and corns are areas of thick, hardened, dead skin. They form to protect the skin and structures under the skin from pressure, friction, and injury. They may appear grayish or yellowish, be less sensitive to the touch than surrounding skin, and feel bumpy. Calluses on the hands and feet of an active person are normal. Calluses and corns become a problem when they grow large enough to cause pain Calluses generally form on the hands or feet ,although they may form wherever there is pressure on the skin , such as on theknees or elbows. Hard skin is usually the result of a build up of tissues in a particular area of the foot, and it usually occurs in response to excessive pressure or friction as the body tries to protect itself. Hard skin is usually yellow in color and often affects the ball and heel of the foot, as well as the toes. It is also common to get hard skin if you are suffering from bunions as the shift of weight caused by the large toe lead to hard skin under the 2nd metatarsal. Despite how well designed your feet are, however, things can go wrong. In fact, an estimated 87 percent of all American adults have some type of foot problem. Among the most common of these problems are corns and calluses, which are patches of toughened skin that form to protect sensitive foot tissue against repeated friction and pressure. This article will provide home remedies to alleviate the pain of corns and calluses, as well as some suggestions for preventing them. Let's begin with some general information about the affliction. Athletes foot infections are caused by a fungal infection of the skin. There are several fungal organisms that can cause such infections. The hallux is the big toe and these conditions describe the joint at the base of the big toe. The motion in this joint can be limited or completely gone, rigid. These are forms of arthritis commonly described as deep aching, throbbing, or even sharp. Anything that makes the toe move aggravates the pain such as walking especially in heels or up hill. A pinched nerve in the ball of the foot. This causes sharp shooting pains that might travel out the end of your toes, most commonly the 3rd and 4th toes. Some people can describe a clicking feeling in the ball of their foot when they walk. Diabetic foot ulcers can be extremely dangerous if left untreated. Foot ulcers can become infected, making the healing process very difficult. You should visit your doctor immediately if you develop a diabetic foot ulcer. As part of your diabetic foot care, treatment may include the removal of any hard skin that is preventing the ulcer from healing, and dressing the distressed area with padding. Infections may be treated with antibiotics, or sometimes cut and drained. Take care of yourself and your diabetes. Follow your health care providers advice regarding nutrition, exercise, and medication. Keep your blood glucose level within the range recommended by your health care provider. Sinuses have several pairs of left and right sinuses including ethmoid, frontal, maxillary sinus cavities and sphenoid. Maxillary sinuses are known to be the largest of the paranasal sinuses, which are located in the upper jaw areas under the eye sockets and at the back of the cheekbones. Tooth Hemisection involves the removal of one half of the entire tooth structure. This procedure is done when periodontal disease has reached the roots of the gum, which is called bifurcation. Tuberosity reduction is to make the tuberosity smaller. Tuberosity is found behind the last molar in the upper jaw which is covered by the gums. To guard your skin , try hard not to spend too much time washing, and use luke-warm water instead of hot. Long baths in hot water will remove essential oils from the skin , drying it out and damaging it over a period of time. Also avoid using harsh soaps - use mild cleaners to protect your skin Apply an intensive moisturizer directly after showering. Find a hand or foot cream that exfoliates and moisturizes and apply the cream to your feet after showering and before bed every night. Wear socks over your feet at night to help your skin absorb the moisturizer. Prevent Calluses Step 1 Shoes make the outfit. We kick off our shoes or sandals when we get home. Somewhere in between putting them on and taking them off, our feet can suffer from some uncomfortable shoe side effects. Do your feet ache, throb, hurt? Its important to take care of your foot health as theysupport the rest of your body, its posture and balance.Lets see if we can break down whats causing your broken down foot. Foot Pain Chart Hammer Toe. An imbalance of the tendons (either above or below the toe) causing toe(s) to curl. Also called a claw toe or mallet toe.