Corns on the feet don’t have roots

There are a number of misguided beliefs around the issue of corns on the foot. Corns are a problem related to there being excessive force on an area of skin. On the foot this increased force could be because of a toe deformity like claw toes or hallux valgus in which force from the shoe creates the corn. Maybe it's caused by a dropped metatarsal bone, bringing about a corn or callus on underneath of the foot. These corns and calluses are a simple normal reaction of the skin to too much force. All that is taking place is that the skin thickens up to protect itself. This is a normal and healthy reaction of the skin. However, since the force that brought on that thickening persists, the skin becomes so thick that it will become painful. A qualified podiatrist can easily eliminate a corn. Its not complicated.

However, once it has been eliminated, it's going to just come back again in due course and unless the reason behind that higher pressure isn't eliminated. That is when the misconceptions enter into place. Some individuals could allege the podiatrist of not necessarily performing their job properly, when they most likely did, but the corn returned as the force, perhaps from poorly fitting footwear is still present. Others think corns have roots and the podiatrist decided not to get rid of the root. They assume the corn comes back because the Podiatrist decided not to take away the root (just like the plant analogy, it will grow back if its roots are not removed). Corns don’t have roots. That's the myth. Corns return as the cause of will still be present. The best way to get rid of corns entirely will be to remove the cause. This means the hammer toe or bunion have to be fixed, or better fitting shoes used so there is not any force on it or foot orthoses to get pressure of the fallen metatarsal is needed. If you've got a problem with corns, then consult with your podiatrist your choices to obtain permanent help.