walking a lot with summer shoes (like sandals for example) is enough for foot corn to appear, often in the space of a few days.
Not only is it not pretty to look at, but it
can quickly become painful as the corn get deeper and harden. The almost continuous friction of your feet on the ground or on ill-adapted shoes causes this type of problem and the fact that the feet can not secrete sebum makes this problem even more acute.
You may suffer from
chronic foot corn if your feet are in a bad position and the loads are poorly distributed over your body, or you can suffer from occasional foot corn if you have been physically active (while exercising for example) or if you're wearing the wrong kind of shoes.
How to cure foot corn at home?
hyperkeratosis, foot corn is simply the process of skin thickening where it is the most needed, usually under your feet.
First of all, you can have take a
foot bath to relax your feet with apple cider vinegar or baking soda. Only half an hour of soaking your feet in warm water can do a lot of good to your feet. If you want a spa atmosphere, essential oils (lavender or other) can help you relax even more.
The second step you can take is a
soft sanding with a horsehair glove or a pumice once the skin has softened enough. Do not remove all the skin either so that the skin of the heel stays thick enough to protect your foot.
Your skin will probably be a little rough after sanding, so you will most
likely need a scrub with an exfoliating cream. You can then continue with a vegetable oils massage. Choose between argan oil, shea butter or even olive oil.
massage with sweet almond oil will allow you to make your feet soft and pleasant to the touch again. Allow time for this to work and wear socks overnight to favor the penetration of active agents into your skin.
See the article: How to take care of one's feet at home?
The final touch to prevent foot corn from coming back
To stop having foot corn, be careful
to pick well-fitting shoes (no or little heel, rounded toes, made from canvas or leather), do not walk barefoot at home and put pads protectors.
Once you've followed all our tips, you
can take care of your nails by filing them to avoid ingrown nails, and also sand them and polish them. And in the end you can even apply a color or transparent varnish depending on your personal taste.
Call your podiatrist from the West Island of Montreal for more information and make an appointment with us at 514-505-3977 if you need the advice and help of a professional.
Other related or similar foot problems may appear such as calluses. We can help you too in this case and give you the right type of advice to get rid of this problem once and for all!