Foot corns don’t have roots

As a podiatrist this is one query that we get asked quite a bit, both clinically and in family occasions. Corns don't have roots. When a podiatrist gets rid of a corn, they generally do often come back, although not as they have got roots. They keep coming back as the reason behind the corn or callus continues. A corn is an portion of skin, ordinarily on a toe which results in being thicker and sore. The reason for that thickened region of skin is way too much pressure. It is very natural for the skin to become thicker to safeguard itself. Think about what happens after you chop lots of wood and develop a callus on the hands. That's a normal protecting process of the skin thickening up to defend itself. Once you end chopping wood, the calluses disappear altogether since the force which triggered them has vanished.

It is the identical process for a corn or callus on the foot. The skin thickens up in response to increased force. You can find numerous causes of that increased pressure. There may be a bunion or hammer toes or a fallen metatarsal or perhaps the footwear is too tight. On account of the raised pressure the skin begins to thicken up much like the calluses on the hand after you chop wood. Nevertheless, as opposed to chopping wood the stress to the foot from the footwear or toe deformity doesn't stop and as that increased force continues the epidermis continues to become thicker. The callus is really a much more diffuse region of thickened skin and a corn is a smaller sized but much more discrete and deeper region of thickened epidermis. Eventually it gets so thick it will become sore. A highly trained podiatrist can easily remove that painful callus or corn with little trouble and typically it will no longer end up being painful. However, in the event the cause of that higher pressure is not taken away, then the callus or corn will return. That's where the belief that they have roots come from. They are not like organic vegetation which have roots that they grow from. The podiatric doctor didn't forget to eliminate the root base. Corns and calluses come back because the cause remains.

To permanently eradicate a corn on the feet, then the trigger needs to be taken away. After the corn has been reduced, then that should offer quick relief of pain. A good foot doctor will then investigate further and ascertain what may have been leading to the corn as well as what may be done to get rid of that reason. It can be as simple as offering footwear guidance and using different or better fitted footwear. Furthermore, it may be as complex as requiring surgery to, for instance, fix a bunion which may have been triggering the elevated stress. Sometimes if you have a callus on the bottom of the feet, foot supports can often relieve the stress in those areas. The main thing to realise is that foot corns don’t have roots and they have a cause. If you need to stop them returning then you need to remove that cause.