One problem with using Manuka Honey topically on the skin, is that like other types of honey, it's sticky and not particularly user-friendly when applied. One manufacturer of health care products called Honeymark International has created a niche by utilizing Manuka Honey as a healing agent in their products. "Honeymark's Anti-Fungal Solution has all of the benefits of Manuka Honey without having to deal with the sticky mess," says Frank Buonanotte, CEO of Honeymark International. "There are also other ingredients in this product that are helpful in treating fungal infections." Honeymark also has Manuka Honey products for treating conditions such as arthritis , infected wounds, eczema, etc. Use a Contrast Bath - to help decrease chronic inflammation, try contrasting treatment between ice and heat. Pay attention to how the pain in heel of foot condition feels when alternating between ice and heat since some people find they do better with ice while others have better results with heat. Ingrown toe nail is a disorder where the nail starts to grow into the soft fleshy area of the toe It causes intense redness, pain and swelling Ingrown toe nails often affect the big toe. The best treatment for ingrown toe nails is to get the nail partially or completely removed. 4 The traditional remedies for plantar fasciitis include stretching the calf, massaging, decreasing one's activities, losing weight, purchasing better-fitting shoes (with a raised heel and arch support), icing the sore heel, and taking ibuprofen. The most common treatment is one of the most basic, a heel cup or pad. Such devices can eliminate the condition and help you regain your mobility without the need for expensive and complicated remedies. If an injury or accident does occur, the steps you can take to help your- self until you can reach your podiatric physician are easy to remember if you can recall the word “rice.” Hammer Toes, Claw Toes, Mallet Toes, Curly Toes & Webbed Toes are all toe deformities. Most of these conditions are caused by poorly fitting, tight shoes combined with a muscle imbalance. Two main muscles work together to bend and straighten the toes. When shoes are too tight and short or heels are too high and do not fit properly, the toe is forced to stay bent for long periods of time and the muscles and tendons shorten and contract. The toe cannot straighten out and it becomes permanently bent. Calluses are an accumulation of dead skin cells that harden and thicken over an area of the foot. Hammer Toes Foot pain sends more than 60 million Americans to the podiatrist each year, the Penn Rodebaugh Diabetes Center of the University of Pennsylvania reports. Problems with the ligaments of the foot, which connect bone to bone, often precipitate painful foot conditions from acute injuries to chronic problems that can cause a lifetime of foot pain. Few foot problems are hereditary, the American Podiatric Medical Association believes; most of the 75 percent of Americans who suffer foot pain at some point in their lives are at least partially responsible for their foot woes. Sprains Some people have foot problems that require a certain type of shoe just to accommodate the problem. On the other side of the equation if one wears shoes that do not fit properly then this can cause a diverse number of foot conditions including bunions, calluses and corns, plantar fasciiitis, and other problems such as ingrown toenails and hammertoe. Exercise – Athletes often overdo it and find themselves adding strain to the heel of the foot. Taking the proper precautions before and after workout, wearing supportive athletic shoes, and gradually warming up to a more rigorous work-out can prevent possible injuries.