What are Corns and Calluses ?
Our feet play an important role in keeping us mobile. When we walk or stand, our feet carry the burden of our body weight as well bear the various pressures of movement and constraints of our footwear. Sometimes pressure placed on the foot becomes out of balance and extra friction falls on a particular area of the foot. When this happens, the body may respond to the pressure by producing thickened areas of skin. These hard patches of skin are called calluses and are part of the body's defence system to protect the underlying tissue. If the cause of the pressure is not relieved calluses can become painful.
If the pressure becomes concentrated in a small area, a hard corn may develop. Sometimes the pressure of the corn or callus may produce inflammation which can result in acute pain, swelling and redness. Sometimes soft corns may form between the toes where skin is moist from sweat or inadequate drying. These appear white and rubbery, they can also be caused by excessive friction. Corns and calluses are most often found on the balls of the feet or the top of toes. They can also be found on heels and even along the sides of your toenails.
What causes corns and calluses?
They are caused by continuous pressure in one particular area, they may indicate abnormalities or deformities in your bone structure, or the way you walk. Often calluses and corns can be caused by ill fitting or inappropriate footwear.
Homeopathic treatment for foot corns – You can easily cure corns with homeopathic medicines and avoid an unnecessary surgery. In almost 2 decades of my practice, I have cured hundreds of cases of corns. None of my patients ever needed to get the corns surgically removed. In fact, so many patients who had got surgeries done earlier and were again reporting recurrence were treated successfully. The advantages of homeopathic treatment for corns is that it is very easy to take. You can take the homeopathic pills on the go. These homeopathic remedies for corns do not have any side effects at all.
At the same time, Homeopathy is economical and you do not have to submit yourself to the surgeon’s knife.
The 5 best homeopathic medicines for foot corns are –
Antim Crudum- best homeopathic medicine for corns
Sulphur-best medicine for corns with burning
Silicea-best medicine for corns that are soft and suppurate
Lycopodium- best treatment for corns with pressing pain
Ferrm picricum-best remedy for corns with yellow discoloration
This list is not an exhaustive list as there are many other homeopathic remedies which have the potential to treat and cure foot corns. Giving the whole list and their indications is beyond the scope of this article. I am giving a short list for the sake of reference and brevity. It is necessary to take all symptoms of the patient in detail before deciding which homeopathic medicine will suit the patient the most.
Preventing corns and calluses
The best way to prevent the development of calluses and corns is to pay attention to your feet, when you feel there is extra pressure on specific areas. Properly fitting shoes are essential, especially if you spend long periods of time on your feet. It is also important that you never wear other people's shoes. Using a moisturiser daily will help keep your skin supple.