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What are Corns and Calluses?
Corns and calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin (hyperkeratosis), which can be annoying and sometimes extremely painful as well as limiting the mobility of the person. Homeopathy offers the best, safest and permanent solution to this often recurring and nagging condition.
Corns and calluses develop as a result of the skin trying to protect itself against repeated/persistent friction and pressure. They are classically seen on the bony prominences of the feet, top of the toes as well as on the hands and fingers. Click to read on Causes of Corns & Calluses.
- There is higher prevalence in women as a result of wearing tight or ill-fitting shoes.
- Blacks report corns and calluses 30% more often than whites.
- Nearly 9.2 million Americans are affected by them.
What Happens In Corns and Calluses?
5 RED-LINE SYMPTOMS OF CORNS
- Initially, there is thickening of the skin in a small area usually on the foot or hand
- There may be itching associated with it
- The skin gradually becomes dry and horny
- There is usually pain on touching or pressing the affected area
- The corn develops like a funnel with a broad, raised top along with a pointed bottom (hare barley)
5 RED-LINE SYMPTOMS OF CALLUSES
- There is thickening of the skin exposed to repeated friction or pressure
- There is usually no pain or itching associated with calluses
- Most commonly found in areas such as the ball of the foot (women wearing ill-fitting shoes)
- They protect the affected part from further pressure and friction, such as a callus on the palm of a tennis player or carpenter
- There is pain usually on squeezing or pressing the calluses hard
What Can Corns and Calluses Lead To?
- Secondary infection with bacteria
- Abscess formation
- Rarely, ulceration of skin or sepsis (infection of blood) can occur in untreated infections
- Complications are more common in people with poor circulation or diabetes
How Well Homeopathy Works In Treatment of Corns and Calluses
- Homeopathy offers the safest, gentlest and most comprehensive treatment for Corns & Calluses.
- Homeopathic treatment for Corns & Calluses removes the painful corns from its roots with almost zero recurrence
- Homeopathic books and literature show that there are 100+ highly potent homeopathic remedies for complete treatment of corns.
Few of our amazing remedies include:
- Antimonium crudum for large horny, inflamed corns on soles of feet with stitching pains.
- Arnica for very sensitive and very painful corns resulting from mechanical injuries in the past.
- Camphor for corns with parchment-like skin that is cold to touch and cannot bear slightest touch.
- Silicea for inflamed corns with burning pain in persons who are mentally and physically oversensitive.
- Sulphur for corns in persons with unhealthy, filthy skin; aversion to being washed, worse after bath.
- Corns and calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin (hyperkeratosis), which can be annoying and sometimes extremely painful as well as limiting the mobility of the person.
- Homeopathy offers the safest, fastest and permanent solution to this often recurring and nagging condition.
- Corns and calluses develop as a result of the skin trying to protect itself against repeated/persistent friction and pressure.
- Any condition or activity that results in increased pressure or friction over the fingers or toes can lead to the development of corns or calluses.
- Corns are classically seen on the bony prominences of the feet, top of the toes as well as on the hands and fingers.
Homeopathy has 100+ highly potent homeopathic remedies for complete treatment of Corns.
- Corns and Calluses symptoms initially present with thickening of the skin, pain on touching and sometimes, itching.
- Corns develop in a typical pattern with a hard center and look like a funnel with a broad, raised top and pointed bottom. As a result of this typical shape, the pressure and pain is most intense at the tip, which is deep, resulting in deep tissue damage and ulceration. People with diabetes or neuropathy who have insensitive skin are at greater risk.
- Calluses develop in regions where the skin rubs against something hard or rough, such as a shoe, a bone or the ground. The ball of the foot that takes most of the body weight while walking is a common site for calluses. Corns and Calluses symptoms are especially found in women who regularly wear high heels.
- Sitar, Guitar and Violin players tend to develop calluses on their fingers as do farmers.
- Corns and Calluses symptoms do not usually include pain, except when pressure is applied on them.
The basic cause for corns and calluses is only one, too much pressure, usually in combination with some friction. Some of the common Corns and Calluses causes include:
1. Footwear: The wrong footwear can create unwanted friction and cause corns and calluses, including
- Tight footwear
- High-heeled shoes
- Loose-fitting footwear
- Thin-soled shoes
- Wearing shoes without socks
2. Toe deformities: Deformities of feet such as hammer-toes result in uneven distribution of pressure on the feet and toes. Some regions receive increased pressure resulting in formation of corns or calluses.
3. Gait abnormalities: An abnormal style of walking can cause increased pressure at different areas of the sole of the foot. People suffering from arthritis or other joint problems walk in a typical style, which can cause increased pressure at certain points and contribute as one of the Corns and Calluses causes.
Corns and calluses are generally uncomplicated. Most common complication is infection, sometimes leading to abscess formation.
Infection is much more common in individuals who are unable to care for themselves or who have poor circulation or diabetes.
Very rarely advanced and/or untreated infections can lead to ulceration of skin or infection of the blood (sepsis).
- Homeopathic treatment for corns and calluses offers medicines that have been proven to be highly effective in eliminating them from their core in the quickest, gentlest and long-lasting manner.
- Corns and calluses occur because of a tendency in the patient for developing them. This tendency, in addition to the various maintaining causes like sustained pressure and friction, lead to recurrence of these conditions.
- Homeopathic treatment for Corns and Calluses focuses on eliminating this tendency using a holistic approach by studying the patient.
- Homeopathic treatment for Corns and Calluses is safe, gentle and does not involve application of any cauterizing or painful agent.
There are 100+ highly potent remedies for complete treatment for corns and calluses in Homeopathy. See how several remedies in homeopathic treatment for corns and calluses can be given depending on the finer differentiation points listed below:
CORNS, HAND: 1Alum, 3Am-c, 2Arn, 1Ars, 3Bry, 2Calc, 1Calc-s, 1Caust, 1Cocc, 2Ign, 2Kali-c, 4LYC, 1Mag-m, 1Nat-c, 1Nux-v, 2Rhus-t, 3Sep, 4SIL, 1Sul-ac, 4SULPH, 1Thuj
CORNS, HAND: 1Ant-c, 1Bor, 1Calc-f, 4GRAPH, 1Merc-i-r, 1Nat-m, 1Sil, 1Sulph, 1Thuj
CORNS, TOES: 1Abort, 1Agar, 3Am-c, 1Anac, 4ANT-C, 3Bar-c, 1Berb, 1Bor, 1Bov, 3Brom, 1Calad, 4CALC, 1Calc-caust, 1Carb-an, 1Carb-v, 1Caust, 1Dios, 1Graph, 1Haliae-lc, 1Hep, 1Ign, 1Iod, 3Kali-c, 1Kali-n, 3Lac-d, 4LYC, 1M-arct, 1Nat-c, 3Nat-m, 1Neon, 1Nit-ac, 3Petr, 3Ph-ac, 3Phos, 1Ran-s, 1Rhod, 1Sac-l, 1Sep, 3Sil, 1Spig, 4SULPH, 1Thuj
In many situations, calluses and corns can be prevented by reducing or eliminating the circumstances that lead to increased pressure at specific points on the hands and feet.
- Wearing well-fitting, comfortable shoes is very useful.
- Another approach is to pad up the area subjected to excessive or constant pressure.
- Cushions to put between the toes.
- Foam or moleskin pads to put over the places where corns form.
- Foam pads with holes in the center (like donuts or bagels), which redistribute pressure around the corn instead of right over it.
- Wearing shoes or sandals with socks.
- Cushioned insoles to pad up the feet and alleviate mechanical pressure.
- For most individuals, work restrictions or accommodations are not necessary. In some cases, individuals with corns may need to avoid prolonged standing or walking until the condition resolves. If job requirements dictate a certain type of footwear, individuals with corns may benefit from reassignment to a position in which comfortable footwear can be worn.
There is no specific diet or dietary advice for Corns and Calluses.