Corns are one of the most common conditions that can ail the feet. Corns appear as thick and hardened layers of skin. The condition often develops on the areas of the big toe, small toe, and the heel; these areas are often pressure points while walking. To avoid the formation of corns, it is important that people wear proper footwear and that people maintain regular physical exercise and a balanced diet.
Corns: What are they? And how do you get rid of them?
Corns are thickenings of the skin of your feet, often developed in areas under a lot of pressure. They are often layers of the skin that have become dry, rough, and painful, and are normally smaller than calluses.
Ways to Prevent Corns
There are many ways to get rid of corns such as wearing:
- Well-fitting socks
- Comfortable shoes that are not tight around your foot
- Shoes that offer support such as padding or cushioning
Treating corns involves removing the dead skin that has built up in the specific area of the foot. Salicylic acid can help in getting rid of these corns because it dissolves keratin, which is the protein that makes up a majority of corns. Podiatrists recommend that people with diabetes not use salicylic acid and should consult with their podiatrist regarding the treatment of corns.
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