Burning away corns with acid is an effective way of removing these unsightly round lumps of hard ugly skin. If you are planning to drop acid onto your corns whilst laughing uncontrollably with glee at inflicting pain on the things that are hurting your feet, you should seek medical attention, and not for the corns. Taking revenge on your own body is never good. Corn drops however can be highly effective, and contain salicylic acid to burn away the hard, dead, callused skin. Incidentally, salicylic acid is the active ingredient to be found in Aspirin.
11.If you have to wear heels and have a flexible flat foot, try “Insolia” insoles. They are relatively inexpensive and can make a 3 inch heel feel like a 2 inch heel by distributing stress from your forefoot to the middle of your arch. 12.If you have constant knee pain, avoid heels all together! One study showed a 26% increase in stress on the knee joint in heels higher than 2 inches. Osteoarthritis in the knee has been linked to chronic wearing of high heel shoes. Walk in the shoes to make sure they feel right. The heel of the shoe should not slide up and down when you walk.
Foot odors generally stem from poor foot hygiene and use of wrong footwear. Wearing plastic shoes or wearing any shoes for long periods of time lead to smelly feet Feet have many sweat glands that produce fluids which produce smelly bacteria when shoes are worn for a long time. Bunions are bumps found around the main joint of the big toe. It is usually caused by arthritis; but even prolonged use of ill-fitting shoes can also lead to it. High heels with tapered toes are the main contributors to bunions. People suffering from bunions have limited options to wear in foot wear as the bump tends to swell and hurt.
Thick toenail gets its name because the nail is thicker than usual ranging from ½ to ¾ inches. Thick toenails are the result of repeated trauma or injury. The extra thickness, plus the pressure of shoes on the nail, makes for quite a painful foot problem. Too much weight or shoe pressure is often the cause of bunions. What usually happens is that the big toe tends to overlap with the second toe – this causes a problem of weight distribution. The ball on the big toe grows larger possibly due to rigorous pounding especially when running.
Thick hard skin will keep coming back unless the underlying cause of the pressure or friction on the feet is found and removed or treated If you do not know why you have thick hard skin a podiatrist will probably be able to help identify the reason and recommend the best way to treat it. Physically removing the extra layers of thick hard skin is a common approach. This can be done using a foot file or a specially designed removal device. Some people will find that soaking or wetting the skin will help to remove it, others prefer to remove dry skin; both types of treatment can be successful.