Corns are small circles of hard skin that appear on the feet and can become quite painful over time. They concentrated areas of hard skin that are a result of rubbing or pressure on certain points of the foot. If the cause is not removed, then the skin can become thicker and thicker and the corn more painful.
Corns form most frequently on the sides and tops of toes and on the sole of the foot.
What Causes Corns?
Corns are caused by rubbing or pressure on your feet. So they are likely to occur if you are wearing ill-fitting shoes or if your feet are rubbing on your shoes due to heat or excessive walking. For example, if you wear shoes that are too large, your foot may repeatedly slip inside the shoe and rub as you walk. Shoes that are pointed at the end or have high heels can also squeeze the toes together and cause corns.
Corns are more likely to form if you have bony feet. This is because you have less natural cushioning to protect your feet. Corns may also occur due to other foot problems such as bunions or hammer toe.
How to Treat Corns
Because a corn is a symptom of another problem, you cannot eradicate a corn unless you solve the root cause, for example, shoes that don’t fit properly. A doctor or podiatrist can advise you about what may be causing your corns and how to deal with it.
However, there are preventative measures you can take to stop corns from occurring or worsening. Wearing shoes that fit properly is one of the main things that you can do. You can also use a pumice stone or a foot file to remove hard skin as it starts to develop. Foot cream also helps to keep the skin on your feet supple and moisturised. Make sure you wash your feet often and dry them thoroughly before moisturising.
Insoles for Corns
Another recommended treatment for corns is wearing soft insoles. They cannot get rid of corns that you already have, but they can alleviate some of the pain that they cause and prevent them from getting any worse.
The Luxis insoles from Tower Health are perfect for people suffering from corns. They are made from a soft, shock-absorbing material with a comfy sheep leather top layer and shape themselves to the wearer’s foot for an individual and customised fit.
This means your feet won’t rub as much and impact is reduced, relieving the pain of corns and calluses. The insoles are also great for various other foot ailments, such as flat feet and bunions. An added bonus of these luxury insoles is that they can help you to distribute your weight better and improve your posture.
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