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Will a corn eventually resolve on its own?

Will a corn eventually resolve on its own?

Corn may not resolve: A callus is thickened skin on the surface, where there is repeated pressure or friction. If the pressure or friction is stopped or lessened, the the skin will thin and soften towards normal over time. A corn is a bigger lump of dead skin material (where a part of the callus got really thick), so a corn causes its own pressure into the foot, maybe preventing itself from resolving over time. ...Read more

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How can I treat corns?

How can I treat corns?

You can try: Filing with an emory board then protecting with a silicone toe sleeve.
Podiatrists can offer more permenant solutions. ...Read more

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Best way to treat corns?

Best way to treat corns?

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

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What does having corns mean?

Painful bumbs: Corns are painful bumps on the feet, usually at pressure points, or in between toes ("soft corns"). They are often caused by tight shoes or excessive walking or running. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure corns?

What's a good way to cure corns?

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

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What are the best ways to treat corns?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Corns?

What is the definition or description of: Corns?

Corns: A corn is a thick, hard area on the foot formed with dead skin cells often in response to friction/ pressure. ...Read more

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Are there certain foods that predispose you to developing corns?

Are there certain foods that predispose you to developing corns?

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

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How to eliminate corns on toes?

How to eliminate corns on toes?

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

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How to remove corns on your feet?

How to remove corns on your feet?

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

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What is the way to get rid of corns?

What is the way to get rid of corns?

See below: 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

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How to get rid of my corns permanently?

See below: 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

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Explain the problems of calluses and corns.?

Explain the problems of calluses and corns.?

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

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What is the cure for corns on my toes?

What is the cure for corns on my toes?

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

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I am having 10 corns on my feet. What should I do?

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

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What are corns?

Corns: Thickening of skin over areas of prominence on the tops of the toes. ...Read more

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How are corns treated?

Hammertoes: Corns usually signify that you have hammertoes
depending on how severe they are you may need either just shaving of the skin or may need a hammertoe surgery. ...Read more

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What puts someone at risk for corns?

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

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What method should I use to remove corns?

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

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Why do corns develop and why are they painful?

Why do corns develop and why are they painful?

Pressure or friction: Calluses and corns form naturally to protect areas of skin where there is repeated pressure or frequent friction. Corns and calluses are thickened dead skin material. Corns hurt when they grow big and start pressing into the deeper parts of the foot (especially if the corn is on the bottom of the foot, and a person has to stand on the corn). ...Read more

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Is there more than one good way to treat corns?

Corns: Corns and calluses can be treated with many types of medicated products to chemically pare down the thickened, dead skin. These products are share the same active ingredient -- salicylic acid, the ingredient used in over-the-counter wart-removal products. ...Read more

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I'm curious. What symptoms go along with corns?

Rough hard bump: Usually appears as a rough thick hard bump, can be tender. Tends to occur on tops or sides of toes, bottom of feet in areas where there's rubbing or friction or weight-bearing. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure corns at home, effectively!?

Corns: To get rid of corns at home effectively, might want to use a pomous stone and apply urea cream. That is the safest and most effective way to treat corns. ...Read more

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How will having corns affect my child's long-term health?

How will having corns affect my child's long-term health?

Corns: Corns will not affect long-term (or short-term) health. However, they can be very uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Will removing a corn cause more corns to grow in its place?

Will removing a corn cause more corns to grow in its place?

No: Corns and calluses are caused by repeated pressure or friction against skin. It is a protective reaction to avoid blisters. In the foot, corns generally occur due to pressure from ill-fitting shoewear.
Removing the corn will not cause more corns to grow in their place, but if the original cause of the corn is not changed, the corn will come back. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to developing corns than others?

Yes: Calluses and corns are thickened dead skin material, and form naturally to protect areas of skin where there is repeated pressure or frequent friction. People whose feet bones are formed a way that causes more pressure or friction spots during walking will tend to get corns more easily. Poorly fitting shoes and excessive walking, running, or climbing may increase calluses and corns, too. ...Read more

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I'm a teen. How will having corns mess up my health later in life?

Foot discomfort: They won't "mess up your life" but they can cause foot discomfort depending on their size and position. They can certainly make wearing certain types of shoes uncomfortable. Diabetics, however, should have corns and callouses removed or trimmed to prevent further problems. ...Read more

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How can I treat and prevent corns?

How can I treat and prevent corns?

Corns: Corns/calluses form from friction against the skin, but also moisture is needed. On top of changing shoes and socks, try moisture control by using spray deodorant on your feet. This helps decrease moisture. Also file them down daily in the shower or use Vicks vapor rub to soften them up. Lastly, off-load the areas to take pressure off and prevent reformation. Hope this helps! Good lucks! ...Read more

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How can I quickly cure calusses and corns?

How can I quickly cure calusses and corns?

Several ways: Having them flied or trimmed by podiatrist will relieve symptoms. Determining cause and eliminating this will help to prevent problem from constantly recurring. Change of shoes, orthotics, paddings or surgical correction of deformity are ways that may address these causes. ...Read more