Oats - Oats add fiber, B vitamins, Niacin and Pantothenic acid to your diet along with 18 amino acids. What this means to your health is lower cholesterol and a healthier heart, better control of blood sugar levels, lowered risk of cancer, diabetes, obesity and constipation. A daily bowl of oatmeal is your best friend, health-wise. It is almost sadly ironic that women bear the brunt of a lot of foot problems out there. Not only do we bear children and pound the pavement while trying to break our industry's glass ceiling, we are inhibited from wearing the shoes we love because of annoying bunions ! Firstly, check out the fit around the heel. If it is not right, it will cause unnecessary strain and fatigue. Next see that there are no awkward inner seams that rub the foot the wrong way and cause calluses and corns. Comfort should be the priority. Make sure that the shoe is the right size. If it is a size bigger, you could get sloppy and cause your ankles to weaken. Remove your slippers and sit in a chair. Now press your toes down hard on the floor as if making knuckles with your toes. But do not let them curl under. Relax and repeat a few times. Finding a comfortable fit is always a vital factor in hosiery. People with large feet may have difficulty finding a comfortable fit with enclosed styles. There are several other feet features where open toes are preferred to improve fit and comfort. Bunions and hammer toes, for example, make it hard to wear regular shoes and hosiery. Blisters, cuts and sores are incentives for people to steer clear of coverings which may rub or stick to the skin Recovery includes a few days of sleeping with your head elevated, putting ice packs on your eyes for a few days, and watching the bruises fade (usually within 2-4 weeks). The components of our feet normally work together to share the pressures of daily activities. They are able to sustain thousands of steps and a cumulative force equal to several hundred tons on an average day of walking. However, sometimes things go wrong. There are many causes of foot pain. Many of these problems are due to overuse. Other problems may be due to hereditary, congenital or systemic factors. Diseases such as diabetes peripheral vascular disease and rheumatoid arthritis are notorious for their effects on the feet. Often, external variables such as shoe wear or hard floor surfaces exacerbate these conditions. A bunion is an enlarged bone on the side of the big toe. This is due to an outward deviation of the bone, creating an angled joint. Depending on the severity of the bunion, the big toe may be angled mildly or sharply toward the other toes, sometimes overlapping or under lapping. The protuberant joint can become irritated and inflamed in shoes. The skin over the joint becomes painful and tender. If the irritation of the joint continues, then over time, bursitis or arthritis may occur, causing more difficulty with walking.