WHAT IS A CORN?
Corns are also called clavi (sing. clavus). But normally they are referred to as corns. A corn is a particularly shaped callus that occurs on thin skin. Corns often appear on the little toe but can also occur on the big toe, between toes (soft corns) and on the ball of the foot. That is, mostly where there is contact between the foot and the shoe. It is the body’s way of building up protection against pressure and wear. Gradually, layer upon layer of skin builds up and if this is allowed to continue for some time, a corn forms (a callus with a hard centre) that, due to the external pressure, pushes down into the lower, sensitive layers of skin. As a rule, this causes pain. The pain is almost always so noticeable that it becomes difficult to wear shoes and walk around normally.
WHAT IS THE CAUSE?
Corns are caused by long-term pressure. For example, the pressure that arises when you wear shoes that chafe or pinch in a particular place. The skin will gradually become thicker at this point and a callus forms. If the pressure continues, the callus is pushed inward like a prickle. The prickle is the dark centre in the shape of an upside-down cone where the tip of the cone is directed inwards towards the location of the pain.
HOW WERE CORNS TREATED PREVIOUSLY?
A common treatment recommendation is to bathe the foot for 15-20 minutes and then file your foot with a foot file or pumice stone. If you go to a chiropodist, they will frequently try to cut off large parts of the corn. After filing or cutting, the feet should be treated with emollients. There are also products such as plasters and gels for treating corns.
WHY SHOULD YOU TREAT YOUR FEET WITH FOOTMENDER ALL IN ONE OR FOOTMENDER ALL IN ONE DIABETIC?
Footmender® All in One and Footmender® All in One Diabetic replace former treatment options for dry feet, calluses, corns and cracked heels as the product can treat all these ailments simultaneously. Treatment is easier and less costly and you only need one daily treatment. You will see an effect within a few days, often after the very first treatment.