How to deal with foot corns and calluses?

Corns on the foot are due to an excessive amount of pressure on that area the location where the corn is. To remove corns, all you have to do is remove that pressure that caused the corn. Its that simple. A corn or a callus is part of a process that the skin undergoes to protect itself. Anytime there's too much pressure on an area of skin, the skin thickens up to guard itself. However, if that pressure continues over a long time, then the skin will become so thick that it is painful. In the event that pressure is over a wider area of skin, then that is referred to as a callus. In the event that pressure is over a lesser far more focal area, then that could be a corn. The reasons for that higher pressure could be many different things like a claw toe, hallux valgus or a deformed joint. An appropriate diagnosis is usually necessary to establish just exactly what it is that is causing that higher pressure and how easy it is to reduce that higher pressure.

To get rid of corns for good, you have to eliminate the reason for them. An experienced podiatrist can easily get rid of a callus and corns by diligently debriding it using a scalpel. Nonetheless, that corn will return if the reason for them isn't removed. They just do not return because the podiatrist failed to eliminate it correctly or because the corn has roots (they don’t). They keep returning for the reason that the pressure which caused them continues. That must be eliminated if the corns is to be prevented from recurring. The way that the pressure is taken off would be determined by what is causing the higher pressure. Maybe it's as simple as finding a better fitting pair of footwear or it can be as complex as needing some surgery to correct the toe deformity that may be causing the pressure causing the corn.