Treating Corns

Corns and bunions can have a variety of causes including: genetics, flat feet, high heels, and poorly fitting shoes. Corns may become more serious in the future if they remain untreated, so it is important to get rid of them as soon as possible. Fortunately there are treatment options available for those who struggle with bunions and  corns. Castor oil is a great option of treatment because it contains anti-inflammatory agents that reduce swelling. Additionally, white vinegar can also help treat corns due to its acidity. The acidity of the vinegar helps soften the hard skin.

If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles consult with one of our podiatrists from Footcare 2 You, Inc. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep your pain free and on your feet.

What are they? And how do you get rid of them?

Corns:
Corns can be described as areas of the skin that have thickened to the point of becoming painful or irritating. They are often layers and layers of the skin that have become dry and rough, and are normally smaller than calluses.

Ways to Prevent Corns

There are many ways to get rid of painful corns such as wearing:

  • – Well-fitting socks
  • – Comfortable shoes that are not tight around your foot
  • – Shoes that offer support

Treating Corns

Treatment of 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 good majority of corns. Podiatrists recommend that people with diabetes not use salicylic acid but should consult with their podiatrist regarding the treatment of corns.

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