Soothe Corns and Calluses on your Feet!
Corns and calluses are perhaps one of the most common, and frustratingly persistent, forms of foot pain. They can affect anyone – whether you’re a hiker, runner, cyclist or none of the above! Many of our customers have experienced corns and calluses on their feet, so I thought I would take this opportunity to discuss what causes them and how you can prevent or soothe them!
Both corns and calluses are created by friction or pressure on your skin. If your footwear is too tight or ill fitting, this can cause unnecessary rubbing or pressure. The skin will harden, forming a hard, protective barrier, which can then result in a corn or callus. A hard corn is usually a circular patch of thick, dead skin, occasionally encircled with a yellow ring. A soft corn often resembles an open wound.
In most cases, corns and calluses on your feet don’t normally hurt unless you squeeze or mess with them in some way. But they can be irritating nonetheless! If you want to prevent or care for corns and calluses, your first step should be finding a properly fitting pair of shoes. Visit a specialty shoe store where the sales staff has been trained to measure and analyze your foot, before fitting you in a new pair of shoes. (Don’t forget to wear wool or synthetic socks to wick the sweat away from your feet.)
I’ve also heard from many of my customers that eNZees Foot Soother has helped soothe their corns and calluses. Our New Zealand lambswool reduces the friction between your shoe, sock, and skin, and the natural lanolin in the wool moisturizes dry skin. Give it a try and let us know how it works!