Corns and Calluses: Care For Common Foot Problems
Corns and Calluses care for common foot problems. Corns are painful thickens of the skin usually a found over the joints of the toes and the solos of the feet. They are tender when touched, and often result from wearing badly fitting shoes.
Calluses are similar to corns, except the larger areas of the skin are involved. In these the skin itself is not so tender but is greatly ticked by the extra use, such as on the soles and heels of the feet. Any undue pressure on the feet many produce a corn callus.
Corns and Calluses Causes:
- Some people’s toe bones are wide, causing friction between the toes, a problem that’s made worse by tight-fitting shoes. These people may develop soft corns which resemble open sores. So, too, might women who wear narrow, tapering, high-heeled shoes that squeeze the foot and shift the body’s weight to the front of the foot.
- Humans typically spend several hours on their feet and take several thousand steps each day. This puts pressure on the feet equivalent to two-to-three times body weight. For many Americans, that could amount to almost half a ton of pressure. If you’re not wearing sensible shoes, the stress will damage your feet in one way or another.
- Shoes that are too small irritate the feet, but so do shoes (and socks) that are too loose, allowing the foot to slide and rub against them. Start wearing shoes that support your feet.
Corns and Calluses Treatment:
Try to eliminate excessive pressure over the area by wearing softer, better fitting shoes. Also, apply a small piece of mole soreness and thickeng of the skin. Thickened skin may also be softened and removed by painting area each night with the following solution:
Salicycid acid 6 GM.
Collusion, enough to make 30 CC.