How to treat corns on the foot?

Corns on the foot are caused by an excessive amount of pressure on that location where the corn is. To get rid of corns, all you need to do is remove that pressure which caused them. Its that easy. A corn or a callus is part of a activity which the skin undergoes to shield itself. Whenever there is an excessive amount of pressure on an area of skin, the skin thickens up to protect itself. However, if that pressure persists over a long time, then the skin becomes so thick that it is painful. In the event that pressure is spread over a bigger area, then that is called a callus. In the event that pressure is over a lesser much more focal area of skin, then that’s a corn. The reasons for that increased pressure can be a variety of things such as a claw toe, a bunion or a dropped metatarsal. A good examination is often required to establish just exactly what it is that is bringing about that higher pressure and how simple it is to get rid of that greater pressure.

To eliminate corns, you have to eliminate the reason for them. Corns do not have roots that they grow back from. A skilled podiatrist can easily remove a callus and corn by carefully debriding it with a scalpel. However, that corn will come back if the reason for them is not really eliminated. They don’t keep coming back for the reason that the podiatrist failed to get rid of it properly or for the reason that corn has roots (they don’t). They keep returning for the reason that the pressure which caused them remains. That needs to be taken away if the corns is to be stopped from coming back again. The way that the pressure is taken off would be determined by what is causing the greater pressure. It can be as elementary as getting a better fitting pair of shoes or it may be as complex as requiring some surgery to correct the toe deformity which may be creating the pressure causing the corn.