Corns are usually found on the soles of the feet and over the joints of the toes. Usually the corns are the painful thickenings. It may be the result from wearing badly fitting shoes and they are tender when they are touched. Corns are produced due to undue pressure on the feet.
Due to the response to pressure or friction of a normal body it results into the thickening of the skin. They are often associated with a projection of the bone which is called a bone spur. It is not necessary that all the thickened areas of the skin are corns.
Sometimes the soft corns may occur on the white moist skin between the toes. Usually they occur between the fourth and fifth toes. They can form small ulcerations which can become infected and they can be also very painful.
Corns are not life threatening but they may painful and sometimes annoying also. Though there are various lesions of the skin on the foot which includes moles, warts and sometimes even a few rare cancerous growths. These growths sometimes have similar characteristic as corns. Some other causes of corns are flat feet, a bone spur or hammer toes etc.
1. Always prefer to put on comfortable shoes. It should not be very tight or very loose. Tight shoes results into the formation of the corns as it exert pressure on the feet.
2. Make use of warm water or medicated cleanser solutions to remove the dirt of your feet. It will provide you some relief and the pain caused by corns.
3. Prefer to keep your fingers clean and also prevent any exertion due to external pressure on the toe fingers.
4. Always eat balanced diet which are rich in fruits and green vegetables.
5. Apply medicated powder over the affected area, between the fingers, swollen skin area surrounding the finger nail after cleaning your feet properly and dry. This will provide some relief to your affected area.
1. Apply a table spoon of fresh papaya juice over the corn affected area and allow it to dry for some hours.
2. You can also apply pineapple juice over the corn affected area. It will give some effective result. Repeat this process.
3. Apply one or two slices of lemon on corn infected area and allow it to dry for some hours. This remedy will give you relief on corns.
Below are the herbs that are found effective in the treatment of corns:
Indian Squill - For removing warts, a powder of the bulb should be applied locally on the affected areas. For corns, a poultice of the roasted bulb should be applied. more...
Marigold - The juice of the marigold leaves can be applied over warts. The sap from the stem is also useful herbal remedy for warts and corns. more...
Liquorice - It heals corns which are just appearing. A paste of liquorice sticks mixed with sesame or mustard oil, if rubbed into the hardened skin at bed time softens the skin and the corn decreases in size. more...