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Treating Corns and Cracked Heels

I have really sore feet, despite using creams twice a day. I just wondered if anyone has any self help ideas? It's mainly painful corns in between my toes. I've used foam to stop the pain but I'd like to cure them. It's a hard place to get at!

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I also have splitting heels, which I clear up but they always come back. I used those foot softening booties with fluid in and they actually caused my heels to split! To top it all, I have what looks like a mini volcano on the outside of a big toe and it's really painful, so I can't file it off! Thanks in advance!

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September 29, 20200 found this helpful

It really sounds like you have been suffering from this condition way too long. I have never seen corns grown on the inside of your toes and normally they just grow on the baby toe on the outside. I fear this is much worse than you have described and simple cures are not working any longer.

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it is time to go to a special foot doctor and have him look at your feet to help you out. They can remove the corns if that is what they actually are. I would not fool too much with this yourself and get some professional help and medication to treat this condition.

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September 30, 20200 found this helpful

hi-you are right-the problem started after i had bunion ops on both feet-soon after i noticed my toes were kind of overlapping,which has got worse over time - did see a chiropodist a couple of times and she recommended these little tubes to fit over the toes,told me i had bad circulation in my feet,and said i should wear wool socks and cream my feet daily-which i already was doing long before as they were so dry and cracking.im not diabetic or overweight,i do walk with my dogs about 2 hours daily,just at wits end with pain.maybe a visit to the foot lady is due-it could just be age,im 71.thankyou for your reply xx

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September 30, 20200 found this helpful

Please see a family doctor or gerontologist for a full check-up if you can afford it. "Hardening of the arteries" causes the poor circulation that can result in these symptoms.

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Once you've received a diagnosis of the root cause here, please explore treatments such as nutrition, massage, and gentle exercises with your doctor.

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September 29, 20201 found this helpful

Corns can be very painful, and are usually caused by tight shoes, especially heels. If overweight, diabetic or have an overactive thyroid, these health problems can contribute. Cracked heels can get infected if left to get deeper and deeper. There are many self-help solutions about soaking your feet and then using a file or pumice stone to remove the softened corns and dead skin build-up. You can also try applying Vaseline to your feet at night and wear some comfy socks to bed, then apply a good moisturizing foot cream several times a day, every day.

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You have to be diligent about the soak, scrub, moisturize routine. Nobody should have to go through life with sore feet, as it generally makes your whole body feel "OFF". If the self-help methods don't help, you should see a podiatrist. Good luck and let us know how it goes.

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September 30, 20200 found this helpful

thank you for replying-you are right,it does make one feel"off!"It probably is time i went for professional help,i think.thankyou xx

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