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Any tips on dealing with corns?(4 posts)

Any tips on dealing with corns?Brian C.
Dec 5, 2001 12:12 PM
I've never had them before in my life and only began wearing cycling shoes (a Specialized SPD model) in May. So, it's got to be the cycling shoes.
Any suggestions on how to treat a corn? Any tips on how to avoid getting them?
re: Any tips on dealing with corns?Akirasho
Dec 5, 2001 12:56 PM
From WebMD

Causes of Toe Pain

Corns. A corn is actually a form of a callus -- a protective layer of dead skin cells composed of a tough protein called keratin. A corn itself is cone-shaped and usually develops if a shoe rubs against the toes for a prolonged period. As the skin thickens, the corn forms a knobby core that points inward. Hard corns develop on toe joints, usually on the little toe. A shoe that squeezes the front of the foot may cause one toe to rub against another forming a corn between the toes, which is usually soft. These corns can be painful, however, if they harden and rub against each other.

There are several overthecounter remedies for corns (taking several days to be effective) available at your pharmacy. While undergoing the treatments, you'll need to avoid the conditions (listed above) that caused the corn to develop in the first place... and to prevent future developments, you'll have to look closely at your shoe size.

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re: caveat...Akirasho
Dec 5, 2001 1:00 PM
... also, be sure to read and follow instructions... some folks with pre-existing conditions may not be able to use these products and should seek the advice of their physician.

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Parboil, serve with butter & salt. (sorry couldn't resist nm)RhodyRider
Dec 5, 2001 1:05 PM