Thursday, 17 September 2015

CORNS AND CALLUSES


Painful Corn
Calluses are area of hard skin which become tough due to exposure to excessive friction, pressure or irritation. Callus can occur anywhere in the body which exposed to undue friction. The most common area is the sole of the feet, great toe & fifth toe. There are certain areas over our sole which bear more weight compared to the others. This is the area which undergoes more friction with the walking surface or the footwear & overtime develops into a callus. These areas of more pressure are dependent on our arch & walking pattern & differ for every individual.

Corn & Calluses
When a callus has been long standing, it convert into a Corn. A Corn is deeply rooted & can be considered similar to a funnel i.e. it has a narrow & deep seated root & a broad base. Most often corns are painful & render walking & standing quiet difficult even for the daily tasks.
Development of corns and callus is independent of any other systemic disease such as Diabetes and can affect almost anyone. Although if a diabetic patient incurs corn or a callus then it should be dealt with more precaution to avoid complications such as infection or wound.

Treatment:

As elaborated above, calluses are the result of undue pressure. Therefore unless this pressure is reduced, the callus or corn will keep or re-occurring. Stooping friction & offload the corn by using orthotic corrections as per Podiatrist's advice is the only safer treatment.
It is strictly un-advisable to use corn caps as it contain Salicylic Acid which is harmful for the normal & healthy skin surrounding corn thereby increasing the diameter of the corn.
Corn Cap result
It is also wise to avoid performing any bathroom surgery for corn removal as the chance of infection are quite high.
Don't use corn cap & stop doing bathroom surgery

Success Story Of recurrent Corns-1


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