Plant-Based Cures Effective at Treating Corns and Other Foot Problems
Those who like to enjoy the outdoors can potentially run into problems if they hurt their feet while they’re away from modern amenities. Fortunately, many irritating podiatric problems can be healed using simple compounds made from easily-found plant material.
One example is corns on the feet. These annoying growths can be treated by steeping the bark from a willow tree in warm water for about thirty minutes, then soaking the afflicted feet in the solution. Another common foot problem, ingrown toenails, can be handled with the same method, but with a solution made of crushed acorns instead of willow bark. Blisters and cuts can be taken care of through the use of pulverized plantains, yarrow, or both.
Thankfully, modern medicine has evolved enough so that those kinds of natural antidotes aren’t necessary anymore. If you have corns on your feet, visit podiatrist Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov will examine your lower extremities thoroughly and suggest a quick and effective form of treatment for your calluses.
Corns: What are they? And how do you get rid of them?
Corns can be described as areas of the skin that have thickened to the point of becoming painful or irritating. They are often layers and layers of the skin that have become dry and rough, and are normally smaller than calluses.
Ways to Prevent Corns
There are many ways to get rid of painful corns such as wearing:
- Well-fitting socks
- Comfortable shoes that are not tight around your foot
- Shoes that offer support
Treating corns involves removing the dead skin that has built up in the specific area of the foot. Salicylic acid can help in getting rid of these corns because it dissolves keratin, which is the protein that makes up a good majority of corns. Podiatrists recommend that people with diabetes not use salicylic acid but should consult with their podiatrist regarding the treatment of corns.
Preventing the Return of Corns
Orthotic shoes can also be an option because they are fitted by a podiatrist and help to prevent the return of corns.
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