Corns develop in areas of skin exposed to repeated friction or pressure. In response, thick layers of dead skin cells pile up and harden.
Corns usually form on the top of toes, tip of toes and between the toes.
For many people, corns are simply a cosmetic nuisance. But for others, they are a painful and troublesome medical problem.
Corns are more common in women than men. They are more common in women because women wear tight fitting shoes, socks and stockings more often than men.
Symptoms of a corn
- A hard growth on the skin of the toes
- Pain when pressure is applied to the hard growth
- Redness and swelling around the hard growth
- Severe discomfort around a hard growth of skin on the toes
- Discomfort when wearing tight fitting shoes
A corn is caused by too much pressure. The pressure may be from:
- Ill fitting shoes or socks
- tight stockings
- shoe rubbing against the toe
- deformed toes
- crooked toes
- manual labour
- Damaged sweat glands, scars, warts
- Activities that increase stress applied to the skin of the hands and feet, such as athletic even
Prevention of Corns
- Wear gloves to protect hands.
- Make sure shoes and socks fit properly and do not rub.
- Wear felt pads over bony points where there is increased friction to the skin.
- Surgically correct bony abnormalities.
- Keep hands and feet moisturized.
- Wear proper shoes with custom inserts (orthotics).
Homoeopathy has very good medicines for corns
Some of them are Ant Crude, Sepia, Silicea, Psorinum, Graphites, Lyco, Sulphur, Bryonia, Ignatia
- Ant Crude: For large sharp corns on soles of feet which are very sensitive when walking
- Psorinum : A great remedy for skin ailments where the skin is unhealthy
- Graphites: For corns in obese, women especially at the menopausal age. They have general unhealthy skin with tendency to suppurate.
- Silicea: Painful corns- pain as an infected wound
- Lyco : For females who has corns on right foot those who are get irritated and angry due to the pain.