If you get corns on your feet, you are no stranger to pain. This annoying problem can ruin your whole overall feeling, because as my grandmother always said "if your feet hurt, you hurt all over". I agree, foot problems can make days at work near impossible. You can learn how to treat corns yourselft at home. However, it is always best to consult a medical professional before attending to the corns on your feet yourself.
Things You'll Need:
- Corn pads
- Epsom salt
- Lamb's wool
To prevent corns in the first place or from reoccurring where a shoe that fits properly. Avoid wearing high heels for long periods of time. If your toes rub together, take lamb's wool and section it into thin strands. Wrap it around the toes that rub together. Cotton is not a good choice, you need the lamb's wool that is made just for feet. Treat callus before they have a chance to develop into corns.
Treat a corn as soon as possible. The sooner the better. When it first shows up apply lanolin and massage gently. The idea is to soften the area and lessen the pressure.
A corn pad should can also be applied to relieve pressure. The opening of the pad should not be an oval. If it is an oval, cut it into a more round shape. That oval opening will cause pressure instead of relieving it. Adjust the pad to your corn so it does not touch or rub the corn.
Soak your feet in a warm Epsom salt bath to reduce swelling and pain.
Wear open and wide shoes while dealing with a corn. You want to eliminate any possibility of friction. Avoid hearing heels or platform shoes. You should also avoid standing for extended periods of time. Many people develope corns as a result of wearing shoes that are too little and/or high heels.
If you must resort to salicylic-acid corn remover please only use this product on the corn. This will also eat the skin around the corn and can cause more problems than help. Place a non medicated corn pad with an opening on the corn. This way you can drop the medicine directly onto the corn and avoid spilling onto skin. Follow the directions on the product you use. This comes in liquid and a salve like ointment. Never use this acid medication for a period over 2 weeks.
Tips & Warnings
- Lamb wools can be found in the foot care section of most value and Rx stores. It should be located next to the corn pads.
- I am not a doctor and do not claim to be.
- If you do not see improvement or your condition worsens with home treatment do seek a professional.
- Do NOT treat your feet yourself if you are a diabetic. Condtions of the feet are very dangerous for people suffering from diabetes. While anyone should try their best to prevent corns, diabetics should take extra caution and preventative methods.