Foot Corns Treatment
All You Need to Know About Foot Corns
Understanding what is a foot corn
The technical term for a foot corn is “heloma”, and it refers to a type of skin injury that often develops in the foot. There are three types of corns: hard, soft, and seed corns. Hard corns usually form on the upper surface of the toes or the outer surface of the little toe (only rarely a hard corn will appear on the soles). Soft corns tend to form in the space between the toes, and seed corns (the leas common type) will surface either on the ball of the foot or the heel. Corns are always uncomfortable, but if inflammation sets in they’re often quite painful. Fortunately, removing a corn is a simple and straightforward procedure, for a qualified professional.
Learning about common causes
Whatever the type, corns are often caused either by improper footwear or the wearing of the fat pad of the foot. It can be the result of a tight shoe that compresses the foot to the point of causing a lesion, or extremely loose shoes that build up excessive friction on the skin. Uncomfortable shoes often lead to the formation of corns – with high heels of any kind being the most typical offenders. To avoid developing this type of injury, you need to be mindful in choosing comfortable, quality shoes and socks, as well as trying your best to minimize foot stress and watching your posture. It’s entirely possible to avoid developing corns simply by taking better care of your feet… but if it’s already too late for prevention, getting rid of corns is entirely possible and relatively simple.
Getting effective corns treatment
Even though removing corns does not involve overly complex procedures, there’s always the chance that other complications could develop if treatment is inadequate. For this reason, you will be wise to get the services of a reputable and skilled podiatrist to maximize the chance of a painless and effective resolution. This is especially true for infected corns, which call for good skill and knowledge. There are commercial corns treatment products available at the supermarket aimed at corn treatment, but it’s not recommendable using them – especially since a corn can be easily confused with other foot conditions that call for different courses of treatment.
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