Top Cosmetic Foot Concerns

Taking care of the health of one’s feet can impact one’s general quality of life in very profound ways. That’s why addressing any medical concerns you might have with your feet remains paramount to continuing to live a healthy existence. Below, we look at some top cosmetic foot concerns.

However, although they are often hidden from view, the appearance of one’s feet can also have an impact on one’s general quality of life. Following this, there are several procedures within cosmetic foot surgery that have developed surrounding making one’s feet look as good as they can.

Top Cosmetic Foot Concerns

If you have aesthetic concerns with regards to your feet, take a look at this overview that describes many of the prominent concerns affecting them.


Bunions are bony bumps that form on the joints at the base of one’s big toe. These unsightly bumps develop when some of the bones in the front part of their feet move out of place. This can cause the tip of your big toe to get pulled further towards the smaller toes, and can force the joints at the base of your big toe to stick out. Bunions can be very painful and obstruct one’s ability to access full mobility.


Hammertoe is a foot problem that expresses itself through a bend in the toes, oftentimes arising from wearing footwear that doesn’t fit properly. Also, hammertoe can also come about through certain diseases, such as diabetes. In other instances, this condition can arise through mysterious circumstances all on its own. Surgery has the potential to relieve this condition if other types of treatments don’t work.

Long Toe

Long toe is a condition also known as Morton’s toe. In this condition, the first metatarsal bone of the foot is shorter than that of the second metatarsal. In layman’s terms, this means that the middle toe is longer than the big toe of the foot. Although not medically concerning, this condition can be very uncomfortable and is generally considered to be aesthetically displeasing.

Short Toe

This condition is also known as Brachymetatarsia, in which one or more of the toe bones are noticeably shorter than the others of the feet. This condition can be both inherited and acquired and can involve multiple toes of the feet. If the shortness of the toes interferes with one’s ability to perform daily activities, then surgery should be considered to rectify the problem.

Corns and Calluses

Corns and calluses are thickened and hardened layers of skin that develop as a natural response to friction and pressure. They can form all over the body, with common sites being toes, hands, fingers, and feet. Corns and calluses aren’t medically concerning but are considered aesthetically ungainly. Most patients who are able to remove theirs often choose to do so.

Back of the Heels Bumps

These types of bumps are also known as the “pump bump” because of their potential to interfere with a patient’s ability to wear footwear like heels and other dresswear. This type of condition is also known as Hanglund’s Deformity. These bumps aren’t considered medically concerning but can impact one’s ability to wear certain types of footwear. This type of condition can also be treated via methods such as over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs.

Bone Spurs

Bone spurs are smooth, bony growths that develop near the joints. They develop over time, usually as a result of other inflammatory conditions such as arthritis or joint damage. These spurs can develop in several parts of the body, including the hands, knees, feet and spine. Bone spurs are somewhat debilitating and can impact one’s quality of life in very severe ways. Surgery is often the most salient solution for removing bone spurs that are especially large or obstructive.


Bunionettes are similar to bunions but develop on the outside of the foot below the little toe. Also, bunionettes can inhibit one’s ability to wear certain types of shoes, and in more severe cases, can inhibit one’s ability to move and operate. Bunionettes themselves are often the cause of wearing inappropriate footwear. In general, these bumps are considered more common in women than in men. Sometimes, these bumps can be eliminated simply by changing the type of shoes that one wears.

The Top Foot Doctor in Beverly Hills

Dr. Jamfeet Foot and Ankle Doctor is committed to giving patients the best service available in terms of the health and appearance of their feet. If you’re interested in receiving a consultation from our physician about your options regarding cosmetic foot surgery, contact us today to set up an appointment.