- Jul. 14, 2012 -
Plenty of women, in their tight shoes, all want to know if their corns can be cured. According to experts, they can be. The webmaster at Podiatry Arena, Craig Payne notes that, “Too many people ask for advice on their corns and really do not appreciate the nature of what corns are and until they do, it is hard to convince them exactly is needed to manage them.” He continues, that “corns are actually easy to get rid of. You just have to remove what is causing them. There is nothing you can buy in a bottle or tube that removes the causes”. Corns are causes by a thickening of the skin which is a normal response to increased pressure. That pressure can come from poorly fitting shoes or from a toe deformity. Even though the thickening of the skin is a normal response to pressure, the problem in corns is that pressure never lets up, so the skin gets so thick that it becomes painful.
Podiatrists frequently warn against thinks like the corn cures ( http://www.drthefootwithoutthedoc.com/corns-on-the-toes/7/
), as they just contain an acid that is supposed to eat the corn, but the acid does not know what is a corn and what is normal skin and will eat it all. This can be dangerous for people with diabetes. According to Payne, the way to get rid of corns is to get rid of the cause. You have to remove the pressure that caused it in the first place.” This will mean wearing the correct fitting shoes, or even open toe shoes, so that the pressure on the toe is with a level that the pressure is not there to cause the corn (http://www.epodiatry.com/corns-callus.htm
). However, this is often not enough so some sort of padding may be needed to remove the pressure. However, this too can often not be enough and surgery may be needed to remove the bone under a corn or straighten a toe to get rid of the pressure that caused it. If these principles are followed, then a corn is easy to cure. Payne also warns, that is the pressure remains, then regular care from a Podiatrist may be needed to remove the hard skin and help with the symptoms. Unless the cause is removed this can be an ongoing problem (http://www.foot-health-forum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=644