Corns and calluses on your feet can be excruciatingly painful!
Foot corns and calluses are painful thickenings of the skin on foot.
Excessive pressure or friction (rubbing) on the skin causes them.
Foot corns and calluses are completely painless removed, and guidance can be offered to prevent future problems.
Podiatrists are experts in the removal of hard skin.
Calluses are hard, thickened regions of skin that are usually not painful and do not require treatment unless they are uncomfortable, painful, or interfere with your ability to wear shoes securely. This toughened skin is the body’s defence against dispersed pressure or friction. A typical cause is improperly fitted or worn footwear. Some people with dry skin are prone to callus formation.
Under no circumstances should you attempt to remove the callus on your own. Inadequate procedures can lead to wounds and bacterial infection. If the callus persists, consult a podiatrist on Feet treatment and removal for comprehensive calluses. The podiatrist will also provide you with tips on how to prevent callus formation in the future.
At home, bathe the foot in warm water to soften the callus, then gently buff the area with a pumice stone to remove the dead skin. If you choose to employ this strategy, exercise extreme caution. Excessive rubbing with the pumice stone may cause the callus to bleed and infection to develop.
Causes of Common Corns and Calluses
- Shoes that are too small or too big.
- Foot deformities, such as hammer or claw toes, cause the flesh to rub more easily inside shoes.
- Excessive walking or running
Corns can be excruciatingly painful and prevent you from doing things you enjoy, such as walking, sports, and gym activities. Even your normal commute may be hampered.
Corns, also known as Heloma Durum, are common foot disorders caused by repeated focused pressure on the foot, such as rubbing the skin against a shoe, not wearing socks with shoes, or foot abnormalities. Women are more likely than men to get corn due to wearing high heels and less supportive footwear.
Corn is classified into three types: hard corns, soft corns, and seed corns.
Hard corns, which resemble a compressed patch of hard skin with a dense centre, are common on the feet’ bottom, top, or sides. Soft corns are commonly found between the toes. Seed corns grow on the foot’s heel or ball. All corns can be excruciatingly painful. Other signs and symptoms include:
- A rough area of skin (hard corns)
- Skin that is thin with a smooth core (soft corns)
- Dead skin circle (seed corns)
Corns can be treated by reducing the force that causes them. Improving footwear options is the first step in alleviating them. Treatment options include deflective cushioning and digital corn devices. There are over-the-counter corn pads containing medication, but be cautious; the salicylic acid in the corn pad may cause a chemical skin burn and infection. Diabetes patients should avoid these. Your podiatrist can determine the cause of and remove corn painlessly.