Are Your Feet Aching?
Have you ever come across the term podiatry? This term has been greatly been associated with the treatment of foot problems. Ancient records show that the Egyptians used to have specific measures for treating both the feet and hands. Centuries later, a discovery was made by Hippocrates on how to use skin scrapper to soften your foot skin. The skin scrapper is now used in our current modern society.
A recent research by experts indicates that four out five people will encounter a problem with their feet at a certain point in life. Why is this? The feet is comprised of structures that are very durable and equally very delicate. Those that have ever been tickled on the sole of the foot can attest to how delicate the feet.
Protecting the feet by wearing socks and shoes makes them be incredibly strong. The feet have very powerful muscles that enable it to support the weight of the entire body. On average, a person with the weight of 175 pounds takes about 6000 steps daily. This means that each foot gets to support about 1,000,000 pounds every day. That is why the feet are more likely to get issues that require treatment more than any other organ in the body. Here are some of the most common issues and the recommended treatments.
Calluses and Corns
As might already be aware, the skin is the largest organ on our body. It is also the most versatile, it thickens, thickens and goes through any necessary change so as to protect the internal organs. When the skin is subjected to a lot of pressure it develops a problem known as calluses and corns. Unfortunately, the area on the skin of the feet experiences pressure much more than any part of the body. That is why calluses and corns are more likely to form on the feet than anywhere else. This is more frequent on people that are used to wearing shoes with pointed toes and straps that subject the feet to unusual positions.
Calluses and corns are not a very serious medical condition. It makes the feet to each thus make walking to be very painful. They mostly occur on the sole, on the big toe (hallux) or on the outside pinky toe. There are experts that claim that calluses and corns are caused foot defects and abnormal anatomy. The most common cause is wearing tight shoes or walking for too long.
Most people that have had this problem have resorted to DIY methods to treat it. As stated earlier, calluses and corns is not a serious medical problem and therefore it does not require an experienced medical practitioner to treat it. Obviously, if you are suffering from calluses and corns you should replace your tight shoes with comfortable ones. This will prevent the callus or corn from becoming thicker. If the pain still persists, you can add a pad to your shoe at the point where the Callus or corn makes contact with the shoe. It would be a good idea to visit a doctor if the pain persists even after using callus or corn pads.