Corns on feet are caused by pressure and repeated rubbing on a certain area of the skin, for a longer period of time. Pressure determines the death of the skin and the formation of a strong and protective surface. A soft corn is getting formed the same way, when sweating softens the strong center. This phenomenon takes place especially between the fingers from the feet. Corns are not caused by viruses and are not contagious.
Handling frequently and on a regular basis a certain object that puts pressure on your hands, such as tools (for gardening or joinery, for instance) or workout equipment (for example, the tennis racket) typically determine the appearance, over time of corns on your hands. Corns on the feet are commonly caused by the pressure that comes from your shoes. Tight shoes put pressure on the sides of your feet. High heels put pressure on the front of your feet.
Too large shoes cause the slipping of your feet and their friction in the shoes. Shoes with too thin soles create an increased pressure over your soles, unlikely shoes with thicker sole. Wearing sandals and shoes without socks could lead to a more intense friction. Your foot may rub against a stitch inside the shoe. Socks that don’t fit may create increased pressure where the socks become agglomerated.
Walking with bare feet can also cause corns. They are often developed on the deformities caused by rheumatoid arthritis, frames or when you don’t keep your fingers on your feet straight. Corns on feet may also be caused by repeated pressure, thanks to sports activities (such as callus at the base of an athlete’s foot), an abnormal gait and bone structure abnormalities, such as flat feet or osteophytes (small bony growths that form in the articular region).
The symptoms of corns include pain while walking or while wearing shoes and difficulties with taking the shoes on. Pressing and squeezing the corns could also determine pain. It is possible to identify corns based on their aspect. A corn is very dry, stiffed and having yellow or gray color. They could be less sensible when touched, compared to the surrounding skin and when touching, they could have a harsh aspect. A soft corn looks like an open injury. It is easy to make the confusion between corns and warts, because warts are generally soft and painful when touched, but corns are painful when you directly push them.
“Is there a natural remedy for corns on feet? I deal with them every summer and I would like to know what plants are beneficial in this problem” I bet that’s the question on your mind.
Corns on feet are thickened tissue portions, caused by prolonged pressure in a certain area. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes that will not be fixed or tight, weight loss, if you have extra pounds, and to treat chronic diseases that favor the emergence of corns.
You can try soaking the tissue in water mixed with sodium bicarbonate (foot baths in hot water with three tablespoons of baking soda). After soaking, remove the corns by using pumice. You can put various poultices with garlic or lemon juice on the affected area, to macerate the corns.