Corns are small circles of thickened skin with hard central core on the outer most layer of the skin. Corns usually develop on smooth skin surfaces and pressure points like sides of the toes, bottom sole of the foot. Corns are commonly seen on bony areas like bony feet and joints as they lack natural cushioning. Corns are usually not dangerous but they can lead to infections and ulcerations among people with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy. Corns are usually caused due to increased pressure at specific points. Wearing tight and unfit shoes leads to formation of corns. Different types of shoes and wearing shoes without socks put pressure on particular area of the foot and leads to development of corns. Walking barefoot can also thicken the skin and lead to corns. Doing exercises like walking and jogging in a certain way also causes corns. These corns can also be painful.
There are different types of corns like hard corns, soft corns, seed corns, vascular corns and fibrous corns. Among these hard and soft corns are most commonly seen. Let us know a little about the types of corns.
- Hard corns– hard corns commonly appear on hard and firm skin, where there are calluses and also on bony areas. These hard corns are usually small.
- Soft corns– soft corns commonly appear between the toes where the skin is sweaty and moist. Soft corns are usually rubbery in texture and are whitish in colour.
- Seed corns– this type of corns are painless and are small in size. They appear on bottom of the foot as single or in clusters.
- Vascular corns– these are usually painful and also can haemorrhage if rubbed or cut.
- Fibrous corns– this type of corns are attached to the deeper tissues and are also painful. When you face corns for longer periods it leads to fibrous corns.
Corns can lead to discomfort while walking and people with corns have few symptoms like they have thick and flaky skin and also have raised bump on the skin. People also face pain under the skin due to these corns.
People can prevent and control the risk of corns by following few corn prevention tips like
- Wash and scrub your feet regularly with pumice stone to gently remove the rough and hard skin.
- Apply moisturizer and wear well fitting socks and shoe.
- Keep your foot dry and wear clean socks, you can also use talcum powder to avoid sweating.
- Do not wear shoes without wearing socks as they increase pressure and leads to corns.
Homeopathy treatment for corns
Homeopathy treatment does wonders for corns. Homeopathy for corns problems not just provides relief from the pain and discomfort but also eliminates reoccurrence of corns. Homeopathy provides relief from painful corns and offers long term relief. Homeopathy treatment also provides corns problems control tips like wearing correct fit shoes, using pumice stone to remove dead and rough skin and so on. These corns control tips are safe, side effects free and helps in quick recovery.