Foot Corn Removal
This condition is scientifically termed to as helomas. Foot corns are thick areas of skin that are formed as a result of increased pressure and friction on the skin. They are formed as a result of the skin’s natural mechanism to protect the internal body organs from damage or injury. The affected area becomes very painful and especially when subjected to too much friction.
Types of foot corn
These are basically allotted into two categories. There are the soft and hard corns. The hard corns are scientifically referred to as heloma durums. These apparently are the most common type of foot corns. The main cause of these is wearing of ill fitting shoes and many a times caused by toe deformities that are inborn. The hard corns form on the sides of the foot and at that tip of the toe.
The soft corns on the other hand are also referred to as kissing corns. Their scientific name is heloma molles. These are apparently caused as a result of abnormality of the toe bones. They commonly affect the middle areas of the toes. People who wear high heel shoes that have narrow toe areas are more prone to getting soft corns. By wearing such shoes much pressure of the body is exerted towards the toes thus causing this effect.
The major symptomatic agent of this condition is the development of horny skin on the toes. The protruding resemble cone and face down towards the skin. Hard corns would in most cases form on the little toes or the upper parts of the bigger toes. Soft corns on the other hand form on moist toes. This is a condition that is very common to people who wear shoes without wiping off water from their feet.
The major cause of this condition is friction and excess pressure exertion on the foot. The friction and pressure occur as a result of wearing tight shoes or inborn deformities of the feet. The buildup of pressure on the skin causes the skin to swell so as to increase the protective membrane for the internal organs. If at all the pressure and friction do not relent, then the corns can turn to be sore.
In order to properly diagnose corns on the toe, many doctors tend to prefer physical examinations. Of course there are a number of other procedures that can be performed in order to find out the original cause of the condition. X-ray is also applied in cases where foot abnormalities have to be analyzed properly. Many times the affected skin tissue can be removed to be used as a specimen for biopsy.
The major home remedies you can use to treat foot corns is the use of plasters and paints. Apparently, such products just cure the conditions but they do not deal with the cause of the condition. This is why it is important to seek guidance from a physician on the best remedies to adopt for treating the condition. Many people do not treat foot corns with that much seriousness. I can tell you that foot corns are actually a manifestation of some other medical condition. Diabetics and those with sensitive skin should not try to self medicate themselves. They might in fact increase the severity of the condition.
For instance, corn plasters can affect high blood pressure patients by exposing them to cell degeneration and thus cancer build up. The cancerous tissue might even reach a level of amputation of the affected area.
People who suffer from this condition are advised to make much use of orthotics. The orthotics would help in redistribution of pressure in the foot. In fact, the orthotics might draw all the pressure from the affected area until the affected area is properly healed. For women suffering this condition, it is advisable to avoid wearing high heel shoes.
Alcohol-free extracts from golden seal and tea tree oil are important for keeping the condition under control. In order to control the foot corns, consume raw juices and raw vegetables. These help in reducing the level of acidity in the system. The use of vinegar folk and bread is ideal for removing very stubborn foot corns. To use these remedies, crumb bread in a spoon of vinegar and then apply the paste on the affected area. Do this every day before you retire to bed. Make sure that you repeat applying this paste for a couple of night until all the corns are lifted off and the pain lessens.
You can also remove the foot corns using Dr. Bronner’s soap mixed with a gallon of Luke warm water. After the solution has become ideal, you have to soak the affected area into the solution after the 15 minutes. After the soaking part, rub the affected area with a soft towel with vitamin E drops. After applying the vitamin E, use a special file to remove the top part of the corns. After filing, clean this area with some mild water and soap by the use of a cotton ball. After doing the cleaning, make sure that you wear cotton socks all day.
In order to remove corns that occur between the toes, just apply vitamin E oil by using a cotton piece of cloth. Do not use any synthetic fabrics but complete cotton material. The main reason why vitamin E is much used for this case is because it is ideal for softening the calluses and corns.