Get yourself a walking stick to use when you are finally learning to walk again in your flat surgical shoe. It will feel very strange when you walk in your flat shoe, after walking about in the wedge shoe for a few weeks, and you’ll need some support. You could still use the crutches you’ve been given. Walking sticks however are not that expensive and can be useful to signal to other people that you aren’t steady on your feet, even if you don’t really need it to walk with. The muscles need to get stronger again, so you experience a period of one leg stronger than the other. But the fashion conscious foot model can only dream of wearing the stunning shoes on a night out - as slipping her tootsies into anything other than comfy flats could damage her sought-after feet. A friend suggested foot modeling to Gemma and she has been making a career from her feet for over 10 years. Though she is often given shoes after photshoots as gifts, she says she usually gives them away I've been given pairs of shoes after modelling jobs to keep before - but I usually end up giving them away to my friends, because if I wore them, I'd probably lose out on work. A bunion is an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe—the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint—that forms when the bone or tissue at the big toe joint moves out of place. This forces the toe to bend toward the others, causing an often painful lump of bone on the foot. Since this joint carries a lot of the body’s weight while walking, bunions can cause extreme pain if left untreated. The MTP joint itself may become stiff and sore, making even the wearing of shoes difficult or impossible. In some very mild cases of bunion formation, surgery may only be required to remove the bump that makes up the bunion. Surgical alignment of the bones is not completed. This operation, called a bunionectomy, is performed through a small incision on the side of the foot immediately over the area of the bunion. Once the skin is opened the bump is removed using a special surgical saw or chisel. The bone is smoothed of all rough edges and the skin incision is closed with small stitches. Other causes of a tailor's bunion include a hereditary, abnormal shape or position of the fifth metatarsal bone, as well as tight-fitting shoes. The most common cause of Plantar Fasciitis/Heel pain comes from moving your foot incorrectly while walking or running. This can place too much stress on the heel bone and the soft tissue around it, including the plantar fascia (A thick, broad ligament that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot, supporting the arch of the foot). The result is pain. In some cases, excessive stress on the arch can lead to small tears in the plantar fascia. Most foot problems are due to inflammation. Using anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen found in Motrin and Advil, or naproxen found in Aleve will help ease the pain.