All You Need to Know about Foot Corn Treatment
What is foot corn?
Foot corn (also known as "foot fungus") is a condition that causes the skin to become dry and scaly. It can affect the soles of the feet and toes or on the sides of the feet. Foot corn looks like a patch of dry, hard skin. It may also be painful and cause walking problems. Foot corn is a painful condition that causes swelling on your foot. It can occur at any age and can be painful, but it's most common in children and adults. In addition, foot corn causes the skin on the bottom of your foot to become inflamed. It's caused by a bacterial infection and can be caused by certain types of shoes.
Causes of foot corn:
The exact cause of foot corn isn't known, but it's thought to be caused by an imbalance in moisture levels in your skin and nails. This can happen if you have dry skin, in particular, if you have eczema or psoriasis, or if you're using harsh products on your feet such as solvents, nail polish remover or deodorant sprays. If this happens, it could lead to foot corn developing over time.
One of the most common reasons for foot corn is wearing shoes that are too tight or have extra-wide toes. It can also be caused by wearing shoes without socks or socks that aren't thick enough to keep your feet warm.
Also, shoes with high heels can be another reason for foot corn because it puts more pressure on the balls of your feet. This can cause them to swell up and become tender and painful.
Joint injury - this can be caused by an injury to the joints or ligaments or repetitive stress injury (RSI) from typing for long periods at work or sitting in one position for too long. RSI is an overuse injury that occurs when muscles get fatigued from using them repeatedly in the same way.
Overuse injuries - these occur when you use your body over and over again without giving it rest or giving it time to recover from exercise. The whole body weight and pressure directly go to the bottom of your feet and result in foot fungus or corn.
Can you cure foot corn at home?
Foot corn usually goes away on its own in time, but you may have to take over-the-counter pain relievers for a few days to help reduce swelling and inflammation. If the condition doesn't improve with simple treatments, your doctor may prescribe stronger pain medication or even surgery to correct the problem. If you experience mild discomfort, then here are some remedies to remove corns on feet overnight:
1) Wear breathable shoes:
Might be a little disappointing for sneaker fanatics, but your feet need some air to breathe. Wearing sneakers daily can cause excessive sweat and moisture at the bottom of the feet and welcome all the harmful bacteria and fungus. Also, practice walking barefoot at your home for a while; it helps enhance nerve functions.
Onions are also an effective home remedy for treating foot corn. They contain anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce swelling and relieve pain caused by this condition. To use this remedy, slice one or two onions into thin slices and place them over your toes or on top of each toe separately before going to bed at night. You will notice that after using onion as an overnight treatment, you will wake up feeling refreshed and painless in the morning.
3) Epsom salt bath:
Epsom salts are made from magnesium sulfate, which helps to draw out toxins from the body. It's also a great option for anyone with sore muscles or achy joints. To make an Epsom salt bath, mix one cup of Epsom salts with two cups of warm water in a bowl. Soak your feet in the mixture for 15 minutes and then gently pat them dry with a towel. You can also add some essential oils to make it more relaxing.
4) Lemon juice:
Lemon juice has antibacterial properties that can help relieve foot odour and prevent infection in your feet. To use lemon juice as a foot scrub, mix two parts lemon juice with one part water in a bowl. Dip your feet into the mixture for about five minutes, then wash off with warm water. If you don't have any lemons, orange juice works well too. Another way to use this remedy is to add two teaspoons of lemon juice in a glass of warm water; dip a cotton ball in the mixture and dab it on the corn.
5) Foot corn ointments:
You can also use chemical-free foot corn ointments or gels like Dr foot's moisturizing heel gel. It contains urea and salicylic acid, reducing inflammation and foot infection and nourishing the skin.