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Foot Corn Cure: Causes, Symptoms & Best Treatment!
Foot Corn Cure: Causes, Symptoms & Best Treatment! – Learn the 100% best way to get your feet callus and corn FREE without Surgery.
- The majority of the time surgery is not needed.
- If needed we can perform minimally invasive surgery to remove your corn for good!
- Usually trimming, good shoes and good insoles can keep it away.
Foot Corn Cure & Removal Overview:
- A corn is a hard keratin like formation associated with calluses.
- This is also theorized to be a plugged sweat gland by some people.
- A podiatrist can help you remove it, and the key is to keep pressure away so that it does not re-form!
What Is A Foot Corn?
- A foot corn is a uniquely shaped callus that resembles a kernel of corn.
- Because of it’s shape, the pressure distributes into a pinpoint area, causing much more pain than a large callus would.
- This causes deep tissue pain, bruising and possible ulceration.
- Walking barefoot with minimal cushion or in poorly stitched shoes.
- Wearing loose shoes or sandals.
- High heels that can cause pressure or friction.
- High arched feet form calluses under the first toe, fifth toe and under the heel.
- Flat foot is the primary cause of increased pressure in areas of the foot, especially everywhere in the forefoot and inside of the foot and heel.
- Rubbing in of the tops of the toes against a tight shoe is also a leading cause of corn formation in the toes.
- Standing on hard surfaces or for long periods of time.
- The more you walk on it, the more you may feel pain in pressure areas of your feet.
- This may lead to bruising.
- This may lead to numbness, burning and tingling.
- Corns usually feel like a hard pebble stuck to your toes, or in between the toes.
- With continued pressure it may feel like you are walking on a rock.
Home Foot Corn Cure:
There are two + one steps to keep foot corn pain away. You have to get rid of them and then take measures to keep them away!
Soften The Callus!
- Use petroleum jelly or any other type of moisturizing lotion. Just apply it at night and cover it up with a band-aid, or put some socks on so it doesn’t get into your bed sheets. This will soften your calluses up all night so that they are soft and less painful in the morning.
- Aloe Vera, Cocoa Butter or Lotions + Socks also work very well.
- The more times you do this, the easier it will be to remove the callus or corn later.
- Warning: It is important to not get the lotion in between your toes, this could cause peeling.
- Combine this after a foot bath for boosted effect!
Soak your feet:
- Pour some slightly warm water (but not hot) and mix it in with some epsom salts (1/2 cup or as directed for you volume of water).
- There is not a huge amount of data for epsom salts, but it does soak more water into the outer skin and make it softer. Do this while watching TV for 20-30 minutes or so.
- Moisturize with the step above overnight for added effect.
Take The Callus Down!
- After moisturizing and softening your callus, use an emery board or a pumice stone to take down the callus and pop the corn out.
- Emery Board or Pumice Stone works very well.
- Stop when you feel pain, but usually a callus can go down very far until you get to normal tissue.
- Never use something sharp at home.
- Don’t do this if a diabetic or you have decreased sensation!
-Add any type of antibiotic cream if the skin is ever broken or bleeding.
-Cotton holds sweat and water, dehydrating your skin.
-Think about synthetic socks if you spend a good deal amount of time on your feet.
- Use as directed by your pharmacist or podiatrist to keep the inflammation down. The area of the callus will still probably be sore where you were walking.
See A Podiatrist:
- These can all be temporary methods, seeing a podiatrist to correct the deformity may be the only way to get permanent results.
- If the corn & callus is removed and the pain is still there for a long time means that you likely have a deformity in that area and it may need to be corrected either biomechanically or through surgery.
- The only long term solution is to get worked up!
Home Treatment Products:
- These are our favorite corn and callus prevention products.
- The real key is to get pressure off the sites that create corns and calluses.
- A podiatrist can help you trim out the corn in the callous in first place, but with great products this could reduce the likelihood of any more from developing.
Best Gel Pads:
- These are the best gel pads.
- These can work really well for hammertoes, but don’t reverse the shape.
Get Great Shoes:
- Getting a great supportive pair of shoes will make sure that there is pressure removed from your hammertoes.
- This can prevent corns, calluses and spur formation.
- This is especially important if you have a plantar fasciitis, flat feet or weak ankles.
- Consider shoes combined with a good supportive orthotics for best pain relief!
- The following link will show you what our favorites are.
The real key to fix outside of the foot pain in order:
1) Most important is a good orthotic for your shoe.
- Give these 1-2 weeks of effort and you will really notice the pain relief.
- This does not instantly fix the pain, but prevents future damage.
2) Gel pad to offload the toe.
- This will give your toes some cushion to keep pressure off the toes.
- Read below to see the specific gel pads for each specific condition.
3) Ankle brace for the most possible correction.
- Check the recommended braces below.
- For ankle pain this is almost guaranteed to improve your problem
4)Menthol based cream for pain relief.
- Creams and gels like biofreeze act like ice but save you 20 minutes!
- Check below for our recommended pain relief options.
- Menthol based creams have been studied medically and shoe safety and excellent results.
- This is not fluff, these are scientifically backed!
- Biofreeze is cost effective an shows great results.
- This is more for people who have difficulty sleeping or walking due to significant issues.
Our Recommended Orthotics To Stop Outward Compression:
- Orthotics are the single most important way to improve your outside of the foot pain, Seriously!
- Most people don’t think orthotics will fix their foot pain.
- Besides trauma, 95% of all 5th toe, middle of the foot and outside of the ankle pain can be improved with orthotics.
- This is because orthotics help your foot from twisting out and compressing against your shoe when you walk.
- Don’t take our word for it, read the reviews!
Most Important Tips For Orthotics:
- Make sure you have a roomy enough shoe.
- I’m warning you right now, don’t try to stuff a full length orthotic into a tiny tight shoe, it won’t work.
- If you have tighter or dress shoes: try the dress shoe or 3/4″ orthotics.
These orthotics are for slimmer shoes, without laces:
- If you are tight in the front of your shoes, or the shoes are tighter, these 3/4″ might be the best choice for you.
- But if you have a choice, the full length orthotics are much, much more supportive!
- So if you wear work boots or running shoes, get the full length, they get you more support.
Full length orthotics give you the most correction and improvement:
- If you have roomy enough shoes like running shoes or work boots. Get a full length orthotic.
- They cushion under the front of your foot and prevent it from twisting out against the outside of your shoe as much as possible.
- These are one of the best possible options for medium and heavy duty correction!
Dress Shoe orthotics:
- These are premium leather orthotic recommendations for dress shoes.
- If you have a tight dress shoe get the 3/4″ orthotic.
Where we perform Minimally Invasive Corn Removal Surgery
Areas we service:
The podiatrists & foot doctors of Prime Foot & Ankle Specialists are available for in office visits, home care and telehealth for the following locations:
- Berkley Michigan
- Oakland County Michigan
- Royal Oak Michigan
- Oak Park Michigan
- Huntington Woods Michigan
- Clawson Michigan
- Ferndale Michigan
- Birmingham Michigan
- Madison Heights Michigan
- Franklin Michigan
- Hazel Park Michigan
- Southfield Michigan
- Troy Michigan
- Bloomfield Hills Michigan
- Lathrup Village Michigan
- Novi Michigan Area
- Bloomfield Michigan Area
- West Bloomfield Michigan Area
- South Lyon Michigan Area
- Northville Michigan Area
- But anyone in the state of Michigan.
Contact us if you need to be seen in Michigan or Oakland County Michigan!
Conditions Associated with Corns:
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