Why We Get Corns on Our Feet
Corns may not look pretty, but they are created for a reason: They form to protect your skin from further injury.
Corns form in places where there is constant friction and pressure on the skin.
Some of the causes of corns on feet are:
- wearing shoes that are too small
- wearing shoes that are too big
- wearing high heeled shoes
- wearing shoes without socks
- wearing socks that don’t fit properly or have seams that rub against the skin
- a crooked toe rubbing up against the side of the toe next to it
- an abnormal gait
As the skin is rubbed and pressed in one spot, the body responds by building up layers of skin to protect the area from further damage. Those layers of skin form a corn.
Different Kinds of Corns
The corns that form between the toes are called Soft Corns. They’re soft because of the moisture they absorb from between the toes.
Hard Corns usually form on the tops, or the bony part, of the toes.
Why Corns Hurt
The center of a corn is round and hard. Constant friction and pressure pushes down on the corn and causes it to be painful.
Relieving the Pain
Since corns are made up of layers of dead skin, once the layers are removed, the pressure on the corn is reduced and the pain is relieved.
How to Remove Corns on Feet
A simple and safe way to remove corns on feet is with Corn STICK®.
Just put a thin layer of CornStick® on top of the corn, cover it with a bandage, and let it work.
CornStick® contains salicylic acid, the maximum amount of salicylic acid you can find in an over-the-counter medication. The salicylic acid dissolves the layers of skin that form the corn.
Because CornStick® is dry, it’s easy to put it right on to the corn itself with no mess. If some gets onto the normal skin surrounding the corn, just wipe it off.
People have been using CornStick® safely for decades, but you should not use CornStick® if you are diabetic or have poor circulation or fragile skin, or if you see any sign of infection or irritation, like redness or swelling, around the corn. Read all Drug Facts on the box. You should consult a doctor as soon as possible if you have any of the above conditions or if you are having any problems with your feet.
More About CornStick®
The formula for CornStick® was invented by a pharmacist in the 1930s, and had been safely used by millions to get rid of painful corns. Read about the story of Balassa Laboratories, the family company that has been making CornStick® for decades.
Please contact us if you have any questions or comments. We would love to hear from you.
Understanding Corns and Calluses http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/understanding-corns-calluses-basics
Corn (medicine) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corn_(medicine)
What Are Corns and Calluses? http://cornstick.wpengine.com