Unless you have had a corn on your toe or foot yourself, you can't really sympathize with someone who has.
Never had a corn? Congratulations!
But try to imagine this. You are walking in the dark and step on a piece of Lego your children have left lying around. Ouch! The pain you feel is the same as the pain a person with a corn feels every time they take a step. That's why corn removal is important if you have them. The mind of a person with a corn is consumed with finding a treatment, getting relief.
Corns occur on the toes and soles of the feet and are hardened skin layers caused by excessive friction and pressure. The corns are characterized by very hard surface having a tough nodule like formation at the centre. The corns generally occur at the sides and the top part of the toes of the feet. There are various reasons behind the development of corns.
High heeled shoes, bony feet, uneven distribution of the body weight, wearing of shoes without stockings or socks may also lead to the development of corn
Treatments You Can Find Easily.
If you go online, you are going to find many self-help treatments offered by gurus. Many of the things they recommend you already have in your home.
Natural methods work sometimes. But it can be a bit of trial and error before you find the one that fixes your problem.
When all else fails, go to the doctor and get a prescription. The doctor may opt to freeze the corn off, depending on how bad it is.
The doctor's prescription won't differ a lot from what you can buy over the counter. Just remember though, that if you have super sensitive skin on your feet, then intensive medication should be avoided. The acidic solution can get on healthy skin and burn, causing irritation, pain and worse of all, killing healthy skin cells.
Over the Counter
The best option, in that case, is to buy over the counter treatments. These are available at your local pharmacy or supermarket and are reasonably effective. Another suggestion is that to help you avoid corns, keep your feet clean and comfortable. Soaking your feet in water and using a pumice stone to remove the dead, hard skin, helps the process as well.
Removal and Treatment of Toe Corns.
the corn soft or hard? Hard corns can be caused by occasional foot deformities, and soft corns are the result of the 4th and 5th toe bones. Here are a few measures you can use to remove or perhaps avoid getting corns:
Some Natural Corn Treatments.
Let’s face it, we, as humans, tend to treat our feet badly then wonder why they develop calluses and corns. You are on your feet a lot during the day, and in particular if you have a job that requires a lot of walking or standing. Think nurses or supermarket staff.
Take care of your feet so that they can perform at their best and help you through each day.