Easy Treatments For Foot Corns
Are you suffering from a foot corn? Just so you know, you’re not alone. Corns on the feet are fairly common and three-quarters of Americans will experience some type of foot problem during their lifespan. Unless you’re one of the lucky ones, there’s a good chance that you’ll be taking a trip to the podiatrist some time in your life.
Are you wondering how to get rid of corns? Treating them does not have to be complicated. Let’s look at some treatments for getting rid of a foot corn.
What Are Corns?
Corns are not anything life-threatening or dangerous as long as they don’t get infected. They usually appear on the bottom of the foot or on the sides of toes.
The thickened, dead skin can have a central core. They can be painful and can become more painful if the skin keeps getting thicker. You’ll want to treat them before they get to that point.
Easy Treatments for Corns on Your Feet
Whether you decide to see a podiatrist or try to treat your corns yourself, there are some useful ideas to try on your feet at home. If you are diabetic or have poor circulation then see our podiatrists.
1. Begin With a Good Soak
Soak your feet in warm water until the corn has softened up. This takes anywhere from ten to fifteen minutes. Use a wet pumice stone to gently file down the hard skin.
2. Vitamin E
Take a Vitamin E capsule, cut or break it open, and apply the oil to your corn. Gently rub the oil in and let it sit. Put on a pair of clean socks and sleep with the socks on. Do this every night until the corn disappears.
3. Aspirin and Apple Cider Vinegar
Crush up a few aspirin tablets and make a paste with equal parts apple cider vinegar and water. Rub the paste on the corn, cover it with a bandage and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
After the time is up, the corn should be soft enough to file with a wet pumice stone.
4. Turmeric and Honey
Turmeric has great healing power. Take one tablespoon of turmeric powder and mix it with a tablespoon and a half of honey.
Apply this thick paste to your corn and let it air dry. Doing this twice a day for a few days will significantly shrink the hard skin.
Preventing Them in the First Place
Nobody wants nasty corns on their feet. Besides them being painful, they can be embarrassing. What can you do to prevent them altogether?
Wear Shoes That Fit Properly
Wearing the wrong shoes is the way to end up with a foot corn. Have your feet measured to get the proper size. Don’t buy shoes that are too tight. You do not want your toes rubbing against the side of your shoes.
You Don’t Have to Live with Corns
You’ve now learned some ways to treat and prevent corns. If you are not having any luck with any of these methods, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our award-winning foot doctors look forward to meeting you.
The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about topics related to podiatry, feel free to contact Family Foot & Ankle Centers by clicking here or calling 972-597-4132 to reach our Waxahachie office, 903-872-9910 to reach our Corsicana office, or 972-875-3668 to reach our Ennis office.