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CORNS

CORNS
CORNS

WHAT IS CORNS ?


Corns tend to develop at the pressure points of the body like the bottom part of your feet and along the border of your toe. It is thick, hardened skin that develop in the areas exposed to repeated friction and pressure. Corns could be unsighted but they can turn very painful.


RISK FACTORS


  • Bunions: are bumps in the big toe which deranges the shape of big toe. Repeated friction by shoe would cause corn formation.
  • Poorly fitting shoes: if shoes are not as per the shape of the foot than corns mnay develop at the areas of friction.
  • Certain occupations, such as farmers or garden workers.
  • Hammertoe: is a deformity of the toe making the toes clawed thus wopuld cause friction by the shoes.
  • Hand gloves: should be used while handling tools to avoid friction.

COMPLICATIONS


  • Pain
  • Sore feet
  • Septic arthritis
  • Fungal infection

SYMPTOMS AND CAUSES


SYMPTOMS


Signs and symptoms of corn:-

  • Hard and thick area of skin
  • Rounded or conical appearance of bump on the skin
  • Dry, scaly, or flaky skin on the corn
  • Pain in corns
  • If they appear on feet then interfere with walking

CAUSES


  • Anything that causes pressure or friction on skin.
  • Shoes that are too tight or too high-heeled, causing pressure
  • Skipping socks
  • Using hand tools or playing with instrument.

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT


DIAGNOSIS


The diagnosis can be made by observing the characteristic changes in the skin. Specialized tests are not necessary.


TREATMENT


Treatment for corn is self care, surgery but these treatments are not permanent and safe. Thus homeopathic treatment is the best treatment for Corn.


MANAGEMENT


  • Patient should be advised to maintain hygiene
  • Don't tough corns  of other people.
  • Use comfortable shoes that give your toes plenty of room.
  • Use protective covering.
  • Wear padded gloves while using hand tools.

HOMEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT


There are medicines like antim crud, sulphur, ferrum picric, Lyco, silicea  etc which can remove the corn completely without recurrence. But medicine depends on the presentation of the case and should never be taken without consulting a registered homeopath. Homeopathy has permanent cure for corn.


DO’s AND DON’Ts


Do’S


  • Keep the corns dry to prevent spread.
  • Use comfortable shoes that give your toes plenty of room.
  • Use protective covering.
  • Wear padded gloves while using hand tools.

Don’ts


  • Don't pick or scratch the corns.
  • Don’t touch someones corn.
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