Corns (Calluses) - Causes, Symptoms And Home Remedies
Alternative names : Calluses and Rough heels.
What are corns?
Corns refer to localized thickening of the skin. Thickening of the skin over a large area is called a callosity, and is usually protective, whereas corn is relatively small and painful. Corns usually form on the toes, where the bone is prominent and presses the skin against the shoe, ground, or other bones. Corns usually made up of a soft yellow ring of skin around a hard, gray center. Corns can be uncomfortable, but they're also very common and easy to prevent. Corns can be very painful, especially if there is inflammation and swelling around the corn. Common locations are:
What are the symptoms of corns ?
Corns are usually found over the joins of the toes and on the soles of the feet. They are shaped like a pyramid with the apex pointing inwards. They are tender when touched. Sometimes painful and infective warts that occur on the soles of the feet are mistaken for corns. Some of the common symptoms of corns are :
What are the causes of corns?
Corns are usually formed as a result of pressure on the toes and skin surfaces of the feet, through incorrect footwear. The toes are malformed from the same cause. The modern craze for high heeled shoes is the cause of an enormous amount of foot trouble, for the high heel pushes the toes forward into the front of the shoe, where owing to its narrowness, the toes are crammed together mercilessly and exposed to all the inconvenience to which it is possible for them to be subjected. Here are some common causes of corns are include:
Natural home remedies for the treatment of corns.
Prevention tips for corns.
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