Tuesday, April 1, 2014


CORNS AND CALLUSES Solution & Example

Corns and calluses aren’t just a nuisance. They have a purpose - to protect your skin. These extra layers of firm, thick tissue develops where toughened skin resist constant friction, particularly over bony prominence or at the site of repeated trauma. But this protection can be a problem if the growth becomes large, inflamed or painful.

Calluses can develop on your heel or the bottom of your foot. You can get calluses on your hands from repeated labor, from using hand tools. They often occur on a person whose occupation entails repeated injury to a particular area, such as the knees of gardeners and the ankles of ice – skaters.

Corns are smaller than calluses. Hard corns occur on the tops or sides of your toes. Soft corns’ develop between your toes.
  • Wear comfortable shoes. Ill – fitting footwear often is the main cause of corns and calluses. Wear shoes that don’t cramp your toes. The additional of soft insoles will aid in cushion your feet.
  • Adjust your walking style. An improper gait, such as walking on the sides of your feet, can produce corns and calluses. Look at the heels on the old pair of shoes. If one side is markedly worn, a shoe insert could help distribute your weight more evenly.
  • Safeguard your skin. You can find a wide variety of readily available, inexpensive products such as lamb’s wool, moleskin pads and toe covering to protect your skin.
  • Don’t trim a corn or callus, especially if you have diabetes or circulation problems – you might introduce an infection.
  • Place either pur papaya juice or a piece of papaya pulp on a cotton pad and bind in place directly on the corn. Leave this treatment on overnight and change the cotton pad daily.