Last updated:10-20-2008
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Definition and causes

Hard skin on the feet occurs as a result of pressure and the wrong shoes. When there for a long time exercised a pressure against the area (because of the tight shoes), it reacts to "intensify" and become thicker. There can therefore formed a strips of hard skin, for example. along the front pads come as a result of frequent use of high-heeled shoes. Some people are more susceptible to the hard skin on your feet, because the tissue around the foot bones are not as thick.

Corn is an area where pressure has been particularly great in a small area. The hard skin stretching thus far into the normal skin, almost like a thorn, hence the name. The underlying skin is often very sore, and there may be småblødninger around corn.

You can also have a tough skin elsewhere, for example on their hands after a long period of manual work, this is rarely a nuisance.

Select and complications

Hard skin is very common and will usually disappear again, if you switch to the more spacious and comfortable shoes. However, it can be a great nuisance, especially when the underlying layers of the skin usually are very sore. The use of the hard skin has poor blood circulation, for example. because of diabetes or arteriosclerosis, can cause injuries or wounds associated with the hard skin. These can cause major problems and can be slow to heal.

Treatment of hard skin and corn

The main action is comfortable footwear. This will often lead to the hard skin disappear by themselves within a few weeks. You can help the process on track by taking foot baths and the removal of the softened skin with a fodfil.

Corn can be processed in the same way as hard skin, and could also use corn plasters. The pressure can no longer with a filtering around corn, and if the pressure caused by an error position of the toes, this can be addressed by an operation.

If relief does not remove the corn, a chiropodist or a doctor using other methods, for example. pruning. In any case, it would be a good idea to consult a chiropodist who will be able to assess the need for all of the above treatments. Check in your own municipality, for providing grants to fodterapi. Diabetics receive subsidies from the government.




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