A corn is a thickening of the skin surface that is actually clusters of dead cells caused by frequent friction. The most common cause of corns is uncomfortable shoes that squeeze some part of the foot or toes. Pain caused by corn is depending on the position of the corn. the corns are formed in the way that the part of the feet rub constantly on the (uncomfortable) shoe, and on that area the skin tries to protect itself by creating additional layers. The thickening skin spreads inwards and creates a callus. The blister then becomes infected and forms a corn.
The unusual fact about the corn is that the pain of the corns depends greatly of the position of which they are formed. If formed on soft tissue, they seem to have rather protective role, but the pain becomes problematic f the corns are formed at the place where the skin is somewhat thinner and the bone makes a pressure.
How to solve the corn problems?
- First of all, it is necessary to remove the accumulated dead skin cells from critical feet areas, optionally when the skin is wet. If you notice that the corn has formed, do remove the excessive dead skin around the area, but carefully, in order to prevent additional irritation of the skin.
- If you have a “soft corn”, or the one that is placed between your toes, on the softer ground, the best thing is to use nail rasp and scrub the corn.
- Effective tool for softening corns is olive oil. Soak small cotton pads in olive oil and place the pads on the corns. Epsom salt is also very effective-simply soak the feet in the water in which you have put a little of this salt.
- For those who are not supporters of these extensions method, we recommend the purchase of plasters especially made for removing the corns that contain salicylic acid. After showering firmly put patches on the corns, taking care not to grasp healthy skin because salicylic acid can cause burns of healthy skin.
- It is advised that people who have diabetes and are suffering from corns do not make any treatments until advised with the doctors. Due to the possible infection that can be very serious.
- If you notice that your skin is hardened and thickened and that you are at risk of developing corns, it is necessary to lubricate the area with small amount of lotion containing urea. Prior to the lubrication, make sure to remove the dead skins from that part of the feet
- Wear comfortable shoes. Bear in mind that the fingers must not be squeezed, and the feet has to have just enough space. This space minimizes the chances of creating any friction to your feet, and additionally, creating corns.
- Women who prefer high heels should put pads that reduce the pressure on the fingers.