How to deal with foot corns and calluses?

Corns on the feet result from too much pressure on that area the location where the corn is. To remove corns, all you have to do is take away that pressure which caused them. Its that simple. A corn or a callus is part of a natural process which your skin undergoes to protect itself. Anytime there may be too much pressure on an area of skin, the skin thickens up to guard itself. However, in the event that pressure continues over a extended period of time, then the skin will become so thick that it can be painful. In the event that pressure is spread over a wider area, then that is called a callus. In the event that pressure is over a reduced far more focal location, then that is a corn. The reasons for that greater pressure could be many different things like a hammer toe, a bunion or a dropped metatarsal. An appropriate assessment is commonly needed to determine just what it is that is causing that higher pressure and how easy it will be to get rid of that greater pressure.

To eliminate corns, you will need to eliminate the reason for them. A competent podiatrist can readily remove a callus and corn by carefully debriding it using a scalpel. Nonetheless, that corn will return when the reason for them is just not removed. They don't really return because the podiatrist didn't eliminate it adequately or because the corn has roots (they don’t). They keep returning because the pressure which caused them continues. That should be eliminated if the corns is to be prevented from returning. The way in which this pressure is taken off is determined by why you have the higher pressure. It could be as easy as finding a better fitting pair of footwear or it could be as complicated as requiring some surgery to take care of the toe deformity which is resulting in the pressure causing the corn.