Do you choose shoes in appearance, not convenience? Inconvenient shoes are the main cause of Blisters and Corns on your feet!
A corn is a damaged area of skin that appears due to friction or pressure. Most often, corns appear on the feet and hands.
Types of Blisters and Corn
there are four types of corns:
- wet corn;
- dry corn;
- core corn;
Wet corn is the most common and common. This is a bubble with a clear liquid. If the vessel is affected, then the liquid is bloody. Usually formed in the heel region. It brings discomfort and pain.
A dry callus is formed on the feet and hands of those who write a lot, lift heavyweights in the gym or do physical labor at work. Outwardly, dry corn resembles a tubercle of yellow or brown-brown hue. It rarely hurts.
The callus is formed on the toes, most often on the little fingers, where the skin is thinner. Appearance is similar to dry corn, but differs in that in the middle of the tubercle there is a dense indentation with a diameter of 1–1.5 mm. Corn can penetrate all layers of the skin. From this, a person is in pain.
The corns more often appear on the heels and places on the foot under the fingers. These areas are more susceptible to pressure than others. Microcracks may appear on such calluses. Worn-out corns sometimes make themselves felt with mild pain.
Causes and Symptoms
The main reason for the formation of corns is the friction of the skin about something for a long time. In the risk zone, there are always those places on which the body needs to rely when walking.
Causes of corns on the legs:
- you wear uncomfortable shoes: tight, narrow or too wide, not in size;
- decide without preparation to break the record for the number of steps taken per day;
- you have excess weight, due to which when walking the foot is subjected to strong pressure;
- you are the owner of legs with excessive sweating;
- you have fungal skin lesions or vascular diseases.
Symptoms Blisters and Corns:
- coarsened and thickened skin on the legs, arms and other areas of the skin;
- pain and bleeding;
- dryness and peeling.
Blisters and Corns, Callus treatment
To begin with, you definitely need to find out and, if possible, eliminate the cause of the formation of corns. If you wear uncomfortable shoes, it is recommended to replace them with shoes that will be like slippers for your feet.
If corns continue to develop and appear, you need to contact a professional specialist. A podiatrist is involved in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Blisters and Corns. You can also make an appointment with a dermatologist.
Individual treatment depends on the type of callus and its degree of neglect. Different patches can reduce friction (do not forget to tell the pharmacist what kind of corn is bothering you).
Sometimes patients require surgical intervention by methods such as:
- cryodestruction – removal of Blisters and Corns with a laser and liquid nitrogen;
- electrocoagulation – removal of corn with an electrode of high electric frequency;
- radio knife – removal of a neoplasm by radio waves by evaporation;
- diothermocoagulation – cauterization of corn tissue with a current of high frequency.
These treatments do not injure and are aimed at treating dry corns.
Remember the main rule for the prevention of corns – these are the right shoes!
- buy it from those good manufacturers whose products are certified;
- necessarily in specialized stores;
- wear at least two pairs of shoes in season;
- do not wear shoes after other people;
- first of all, shoes should be comfortable!