A podiatrist told me that all you have to do is file it down, quite aggressively, every day. Don't put anything on it at all. I had a massive one on the ball of my foot and did what she told me - hey presto it went. Good luck.
I'd just like to add that after a whole season (last year) of trying and failing miserably to front crawl with my face in the water, I got in the pool a few weeks ago for the first time in months and, bingo, it just happened! I don't know how, or why etc etc but I managed to do a full length without choking or drowning....I was elated.
The following week, I had taken a step backwards, but on Sunday just gone I went again and it is all coming together.
Granted, it's not pretty and my technique is shocking - after one length I'm gasping for breath, but I'm getting on with it and doing a length of breast stroke, a length of front crawl and two of back stroke (just to mix it up a bit). My other half is going to come with me next time and give me some tips on technique - can't afford lessons - so we'll see how that goes but everything he's said so far has worked for me and as he started the same way as I am now, he's become a pretty good swimmer, I trust his advice.
I'm really pleased that its working and I'm starting to get my mojo back. I have a chronic pain condition, so my limbs will not always do what they're supposed to but I adapt and overcome and slowly it's getting easier and helping with my mobility. I'm now really looking forward to the open water season again and might, if I can lose some weight and start running again, even be tempted to have a go at a super sprint triathlon!!!!!!!
Why would anyone want to vote SNP? Last I heard, they wanted nothing to do with England and would happily have broken off their little bit of the British Isles to go it alone!??!! How could they possibly have anything to add to English politics other than breaking it up and causing chaos and misery for anyone south of their borders?
I have no idea who to vote for to be honest, I'm disengaged about the whole thing because I'm tired of hearing them all just slagging each other off without actually ever answering a question properly.
Heard Cleggy on Radio 1 yesterday afternoon, and I thought he did ok, until he just started pointing out at the end of every sentence that Labour caused the problems!! Well, I'm not interested in that. We all know who caused the issues and when, I just want to hear how its going to be sorted. Honestly, it's like a playground full of squabbling kids!
Then, I get a leaflet through my door from the Lib Dems saying that a vote for anyone else in our constituency is a vote for Labour or the Tories!!!! Nothing much about what they're going to do, can do or have done. It's just meaningless shitty drivel and I don't even read it anymore before binning it (which irks me as I know most people are doing the same and basically killing rain forests).
So, no idea who to vote for. No-one has more than one policy that I'm interested in. I wish Monster Raving Loonies were still about, they had more sense than the rest of the shower put together!
Try doing pilates for your flexibility, suppleness and all over body strengthening, your core in particular - my shin splints were caused by poor glute muscles.
Also, get yourself a rolling pin and do a 30 second rolling session on your thighs, front and back, and your calves, and that fleshy bit on the front of your leg just off to the side of your shin bone. Be careful to avoid rolling onto bone as that kills. This does hurt and you have to just deal with it, but it really works and is the main treatment my friend (who is a physio at our local bupa hospital) "inflicted" on me and my other half - it works by releasing the muscles which get over tight despite all the stretching in the world.