Acquire the license to the best health content in the world
Contact Us

Treating Corns

Here's how to help them heal

(HealthDayNews) -- Corns can be so painful that you'd rather walk barefoot than have them rub against the inside of your shoe. They usually develop from pressure created by tight-fitting shoes or from repeated friction between your toes. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons suggests some corn healing tips:

  • Buy special doughnut-shaped pads that allow the corn to slot into the hole. This relieves pain and pressure.
  • Some pads contain salicylic acid that removes the dead skin. This will help get rid of the corn.
  • If nothing helps and the corn looks like it's there to stay, see a podiatrist. A foot specialist's treatment should hasten the healing process.
Consumer News