Being a podiatrist this is one question that we get asked a lot, both in clinical situations as well as in interpersonal situations. Corns don't have roots. After a podiatrist gets rid of a corn, they do tend to return, although not because they possess roots. Corns return since the reason for the corn or callus continues. A corn is an area of skin, usually on a toe that becomes thicker and uncomfortable. The reason for that thickened section of skin is way too much force. It's very natural for the skin to get thicker to protect itself. Give some thought to what goes on after you chop loads of timber and develop a callus on the hands. That is a normal protecting process of the epidermis thickening up to defend itself. When you end chopping timber, the calluses go away completely because the pressure that brought about them has gone away.
It's the same process with a corn or callus on the foot. The skin thickens up in a reaction to increased force. You will find many factors that cause that greater pressure. There could be a bunion or claw toes or a dropped metatarsal or the footwear is too restricted. On account of the higher pressure the epidermis begins to thicken up just like the calluses on the hand after you chop timber. However, as opposed to chopping wood the stress on the feet from the footwear or foot deformity isn't going to stop and as this increased force remains the epidermis continues to get thicker. A callus is actually a more diffuse region of thickened epidermis and a corn is a smaller sized but more discrete and much deeper region of thickened skin. Ultimately it becomes so thick it really is sore. An experienced podiatrist can easily remove that painful callus or corn with little trouble and typically it will no longer end up being sore. Nonetheless, in the event the cause of that greater stress isn't taken away, then the corn or callus will return. This is where the belief they may have roots originated from. They aren't like organic vegetation that have roots which they grow from. The podiatric doctor did not neglect to eliminate the roots. They keep returning because the cause continues.
To be able to once and for all eradicate a corn on the foot, then the trigger has to be taken away. After the corn has been reduced, then which can offer immediate pain relief. A great foot doctor are able to look further and ascertain what was probably triggering that corn and what can be performed to remove that reason. It can be as elementary as offering footwear tips and using different or better fitted shoes. In addition, it might be as sophisticated as having surgery to, for example, correct a bunion that could have been allowing the elevated stress. Sometimes if there is a callus on the underside of the foot, foot orthotics are often used to reduce the pressure in those areas. The main thing to understand is that foot corns don’t have roots and they've got an underlying cause. If you want to stop calluses ever coming back then you need to take off that reason.