Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune ( the afflicted person's immune system, which normally protects against germs such as bacteria and viruses, treats the afflicted person's own body, particularly the joints, as if it were an invader.) disease that affects the whole body but which has specific manifestations in the foot. Many joints in the body may be affected , particularly the joints of the hands and feet. Symptoms may consist of morning stiffness (usually lasting more than 30 minutes), pain, swelling and deformity of multiple joints. The disease is characterized by periodic flare-ups and periodic remissions. The deformity and disability gets worse with time. Curtail the Dank, Musty or Mildewed Things get stored away. Things get old. Things don’t see the light of day. Chase away that “old smell” and inject new energy with a good lemon oil wipe down. Bring the Shine Back. Say goodbye to tarnish with lemon oil! Just put a couple drops on a cotton ball and rub on the tarnish to bring back your metals natural beauty. Refresh Bad Smelling Washcloths. When your kitchen washcloths smell foul and could use a boost, add lemon oil to your detergent, soak overnight, wash, dry and your kitchen will smell so much better! For healthier, prettier feet lavish some attention on them. When I was a teenager we used to use a product called Pretty Feet, a rough skin remover, which was great. I don't know what was in it - and these days would probably check - but it was a seriously good skin exfoliator. A thin white milky fluid, you just tipped it on your foot then gently rubbed the skin. Voilà - perfectly soft skin and pretty feet. (Maybe they were pretty because I was 17 of course.) Bunion Surgery Infections. Bunion Surgery & Complications. Tips on Healing From Bunion Surgery. How to Improve Bunion Surgery Recovery Time. Featured. In most cases it is more likely that a realignment of the big toe and a balancing of the muscles around the joint will also be necessary. The major decision that must be made is whether or not the metatarsal bone will need to be cut and realigned as well. The angle made between the first metatarsal and the second metatarsal is used to make this decision. The normal angle is around nine or ten degrees. If the angle is 13 degrees or more, the metatarsal will probably need to be cut and realigned. Fungi like a warm, moist and dark environment (like inside a shoe). A fungal infection in your toenails may cause the nails to become discolored, thickened, crumbly or loose. There are different causes and it is difficult to treat due to the hardness of the toenail. An ingrown toenail can occur for various reasons. The sides or corners of the toenail usually curve down and put pressure on the skin. Sometimes the toenail pierces the skin and then continues to grow into the skin. This may cause redness, swelling, pain and sometimes infection. Again- if we are not spending enough time with him, Neuman will start gathering our favorite things and start hiding them or ripping them to shreds. An example is the brand new $200 pair of high heels I had just bought and had not yet worn. (he had to go through my closet to find them) Sometimes we have to put a cone on Neuman to protect his skin. When we do that he starts running around the house bumping into things and knocking things over. We are certain he does this on purpose so we will take it off.