Foot Corn Removal
Tips on Foot Corn Removal
Any mass of dead skin that is caused by friction and pressure between shoes and feet are referred to as corns/calluses and are subject to foot corn removal remedies. These corns initially form to protect further damage to the tissues below them being affected. Not only are they unsightly, over time they can become quite painful with continued pressure.
Corns come in two varieties, hard and soft. Soft corns usually develop between toes and are normally a result of deformities of the foot. Hard corns are more common and more of an issue than soft corns as far as foot corn removal goes. Hard corns normally appear as a result of improperly fitting shoes and are more likely to become a nuisance. The technical name for a corn is hyperkeratosis. Calluses, also hyperkeratosis usually form on the side of the foot.
Hyperkeratosis needs to be shaved down occasionally, not only to relive pain but to minimize bruising that occurs beneath the thickened pads of skin. If this is allowed to continue the bruised skin dies. There are many safe ways to remove corns. Unfortunately, most areas in need of foot corn removal are on the bottom of the foot limiting your angle of attack. It is wise to soak the foot 5-10 minutes in warm water to soften the dead skin and begin the process of foot corn removal once it has been dried.
Once the corn has become softened lightly rubbing them with a pumice stone gently and gradually wears away the layers of dead skin. You may need to perform this procedure a few times over successive days to accomplish your final goal. If this is necessary than application of vitamin E cream or vitamin E oil is essential to keep the feet and particularly the affected area softened. Because of the increased risk factor of infection, those with atherosclerosis or diabetes should consult their physician before attempting any type of foot corn removal.
Diabetics in particular have trouble feeling the warnings signs of pain due to their over all increased poor leg and foot circulation. Visual inspection may be required in these cases.
A paste made from crushed aspirin mixed with water can be made and spread on the corn which might be easier for diabetics. This can be wrapped in bandages for 20-30 minutes before washing the affected area off to rub with the corn pumice stone.
Pre-mixed reparations are also available to help in foot corn removal. They are available in prescription and over the counter forms. Prescription applications are more potent but they are all some type of acid mixture and should be used with extreme caution. Many people have had success by securing the white side of citrus fruit rind against the corn itself. The acid in the fruit appears to work in a similar fashion as the preparations mentioned above. Bread soaked in vinegar also works well for some.
Foot corn removal should never be attempted with knives or razor blades. Wear proper footwear and adjust your style of walking if need be. Once removed, with proper preventative measures taken corns can be overcome and your walk can be an easy one.