Health Tip: Treating a Corn

Things you can do at home

(HealthDay News) -- Corns are painful calluses on the toes that can make walking and exercise difficult. Wearing shoes that are well-fitted and comfortable can help prevent them.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests how to help corns feel better:

  • Treat your feet to a nice soak.
  • After soaking, file your corn with a pumice stone.
  • Wear a non-medicated, circular corn pad with a cutout in the center to alleviate pressure and pain. Skip a medicated pad, which can irritate the corn.
  • Place a small amount of lamb's wool between the toes to provide a cushion.
  • Choose shoes that fit well and allow plenty of room for your toes.
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