Putting your feet into tightly fitting shoes has always been a recipe for corns. The first thing which you notice is that you have an annoying little red spot. After a while this turns yellow with a clear center and you know that you have got a corn and you have to sort it out. The best way to do this is to take it to your foot health practitioner and ask her to deal with it. However she will only be able to do so much in one visit so what do you do when you go home to keep that corn at bay? Here are a few ideas:
Wear Shoes Which Fit and Do not Rub
Never wear tightly fitting shoes. This is basic common sense. Tightly fitting shoes are always a recipe for corn. High heels will produce thickened skin and corn on the ball of your foot and over time can injure your foot permanently.
Corns are created by excess pressure on the skin. If you put your feet into shoes which are tight or which have high heels the extra pressure causes the skin to be stimulated to grow thicker in order to protect itself from the pressure. It is this reaction from the skin which begins the formation of a corn. It is entirely natural.
Wearing regular flat shoes is the best remedy if you have corns and you know that your shoes have caused them. Just remember shoes which are too small squash the toes and create corns. Shoes which are too big cause your feet to rub and make corns.
High heels throw your entire post out of balance. If you wear them too often your spain can become affected and your internal organs will continuously be placed in the wrong positions.
Soak Your Feet In Urine
Soaking your feet in urine is an old wives trick for dealing with a whole host of foot problems. It is effective because Urea is good at dissolving the inter-cellular matrix which exists between the skin cells and so helps the skin to shed the outer layers of cells. It is great for thickened skin and corn if you can face it. Urine is also a good disinfectant and so it will deal with lots of infections. If you live on a farm cow dung can be used to great effect.
Use A Good Moisturizer
Once again the magic word Urea comes into play. You should use a moisturizer which contains a good quantity of urea. This will help the skin to shed its outer layers and keep it soft therefore preventing it from forming corns. Apply the cream every day.