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Freezone Corn Remover Medication
Hand lotion: Most over-the-counter corn removal products contain salicylic acid and can cause painful tissue burns if used improperly. You are better off using a pumice stone and moisturizing the area. If lesions are painful, see a podiatrist who can safely trim them and assess the cause. Sometimes, corns are due to toe deformities that can be corrected. Also, ensure your shoes don't fit improperly. ...Read more
Is there any homeopathic medicine to cure foot corn I am having a foot corn under my foot thumb, I am applying corn/callous removers from last 1 month but its not helping, now from last one week I realized that some more small corns are coming up near
Lotion or surgery.: Corns and calluses occur because of pressure points. Surgery can fix this, but if you're not ready for that, trimming them down and regular use of lotion may soften them to the point they don't bother you. You can also try larger shoes that don't rub against the painful areas! Offloading orthotics can also help: see your podiatrist for casting. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Many things can cause a thickening of the skin. Causes may include: viral infections (warts), friction, pressure, repetitive trauma, and a limitation of joint motion. Some genetic conditions may also cause people to develop calluses on the hands and the feet. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Many things can cause a thickening of the skin. Causes may include: viral infections (warts), friction, pressure, repetitive trauma, and a limitation of joint motion. Some genetic conditions may also cause people to develop calluses on the hands and the feet. Treatment may be conservative or surgical. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Sal acid plaster:
1) keep pressure off the corn, especially avoid too-tight shoes.
2) use donut-shaped corn pads to help keep pressure off a corn.
3) salicylic acid plasters, like mediplast, applied directly on the corn can soften and make it less painful.
4) corns can be pared, especially after they're softened by a salicylic acid pad.
5) a corn could be from an underlying bone spur, possibly needing surgery. ...Read more
No: There are no particular foods that one might eat that would cause the development of corns (eating corn doesn't cause corns!). However, if one had poorly-fitting shoes, and had to walk many miles every day to the market to buy food, then he might develop calluses and corns from his daily trips to get food. ...Read more
Depends: Corns on toes can be caused by extrinsic (shoewear) and/or intrinsic factors. Eliminating tight shoes is the first step. Corn care with shaving, soaks, and padding can help. Occasionally, surgery is recommended for corns caused from toe deformities that don't respond to nonoperative measures. See a foot specialist for evaluation. ...Read more
Other than just corn: There are also underlying biomechanics problems associate with joint alignment. I.E. Hammertoe deformity. If the conservative treatments attempts are not helping you should seek an evaluation by podiatrist for recommendation. ...Read more
Corns are usually caused by friction either between the toes or on top of the toes.
You need to remove the pressure, by either shoes with more depth or wider shoes, or toe spacers if in between the toes. A podiatrist can scrape away the tissue but often times surgery is needed for permanent fix. ...Read more
Corn are usually formed over areas of pressure such as bone.
Often times the bone under the corn needs to be removed or smoothed.
You can also try shoes that have more toe room so no pressure is on the toes. ...Read more
Pain, pressure: This is thickening of stratum corneum as protective mechanism for i'll fitting shoes or abnormal bone stricter. These can be thinned with blade but the underlying gait disturbance has to be addressed with padding, corrective footwear, or surgery by a podiatrist if necessary. ...Read more
Hammertoe surgery: A hammertoe is an abnormal increased contracture or a bending of the toe joint. This most commonly results from a muscle or tendon imbalance which results from the mechanical and structural changes in the foot that may occur over time in some people. This abnormal bending can lead to abnormal pressure distribution causing a potential development of pain, swelling, blistering, and corns. ...Read more
See a podiatrist: Who could trim them away and possibly offer you a more permenant solution. They could also confirm that the lesions in question are actually corns and not something else like warts. ...Read more
Bone changes: Constant pressure from i'll fitting shoes puts pressure on bones that produce protective thickening of skin. Shoes must fit properly and underlying bone amy need to be treated of necessary by podiatrist. ...Read more
Find the cause....: I would seek the care of an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. The cause of corns can be anything from poorly fitting shoes to something more serious. Many times corns will become smaller or even disappear if their cause is corrected. An orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon in your area can be found at aofas. Org. ...Read more