It's time to get your comfy shoes out.
What are corns?
- A thickening of the surface layer of the skin, often affecting the toes, due to pressure caused by badly fitting shoes.
Signs and symptoms
- Corns often look like red spots, where they have become inflamed as the skin thickens.
- Some swelling can also occur.
- Corn plasters (circular pads with a hole to accommodate the corn) are available from chemists, and will relieve the pressure from shoes.
- use a pumice stone to wear down the thickened skin.
- Your GP may debride (pare down) the corn, and check for any toe deformity or bony prominence which may have caused the problem.
- Get yourself properly fitted for shoes.
- Choose a pair with a good arch and shock-absorbing soles.
- Avoid high heels.
- Use a moisturiser to keep skin moist and supple
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