This fall season, there were many new and exciting fashion trends. One of the attractions was models walking the ramp with sensuous leather wear with thigh-high and over-the-knee boots. These boots are custom designed with materials such as suede or leather, to give it the elegant or futuristic look. The trendy boots surely make a bold fashion statement and many imitations in the local market urge many window shoppers to deceitfully indulge in the glamour. You find yourself to be no exception and dive into a pair. It looks great and you get all the attention you desire. But once you retire for the day, you wonder whether your feet are still alive. And after weeks on end of this double-sided, pleasure and pain experience, you notice your feet almost disfiguring and find parts of the skin on your feet have hardened. You swear never to buy imitated products again. You check with your dermatologist and find out you are developing what is called a corn. This is a common problem faced by many people who wear tight fitted shoes continuously. A corn is a condition related to the skin and may consecutively affect the nerves on the feet. The condition occurs because of friction from tight fitting footwear which rubs against the skin. This continuous friction causes the affected area of the skin to harden which eventually develops into a corn. Some of the ways in which you can prevent further growth of corns or methods to ease the pain are discussed further.
Ways To Reduce Corn Pain
- An immediate pain relief for corns is soaking your feet in a tub of warm water. A ten minute soak can do wonders in relieving you of the pain and irritation caused by the soreness.
- An odd yet effective method is adding red wine to the water which supposedly softens the corn and helps ease the pain.
- You could also try adding Epsom salts in the water or whirlpool baths to soothe the irritation.
- Wear well fitted or open shoes with comfortable material. To prevent further friction it is strongly advisable you change your footwear. Giving your toes space to breathe will help in reducing further growth of the corn.
- You can buy corn pads off the counter which help in protecting sore areas and reduce friction and pain. Sometime taping your toes down also help. Though it is uncomfortable initially it is beneficial in the long run.
- Another method for corn removal is by using a pumice stone to chafe off the corn. You could do this along with warm water to avoid over abrasion of the skin that is already sore.
- Diabetic patients are advised not to treat themselves at home as they are usually more susceptible to infections on the foot. They should consult their doctors before undertaking any kind of treatment for corns.
- An extreme measure could be doing a corn surgery for permanent removal. If you wish to relieve the pressure and pain and are looking for a long term solution, corn surgery is an effective method.