A corn is an area of thickened skin which develops due to pressure or friction. The most common cause for its development is an ill fitting shoe or an abnormal gait wherein more pressure is applied to certain areas of the feet. Some people however show a recurring tendency to suffer from corns pointing towards hereditary factors. Over the counter products like corn caps work by destroying the tissue but they fail to treat the cause. Moreover in a lot of cases they cause infection and ulcer formation. Therefore the right approach to treating a corn should consist of a proper assessment to determine the cause of the development of the corn and implementation of a management plan. Till then, wear comfortable shoes that fit well. Avoid high heels. Check yourself for diabetes or poor blood circulation as it could be one of the reasons for relapse. Follow good foot hygiene and use moisturizers to soften hard corns. Use padded insoles especially on pressure points.
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