It seems so simple doesn't it? The truth is that many of us are cutting our toe nails wrong. Whether you're a 17 year old boy or a 70 year old woman, if you are unable to cut your toe nails properly and you suffer with ingrown toenails, you could get serious bone infections, foot ulcers and eventually gangrene which can be fatal... All from ignoring that badly cut toe nail!
According to the Australasian Podiatry Council, over 40% of Australians have experienced or reported problems with their feet. Over 60% of Australians have experienced pain in their feet. Many of theses issues, uncommon or otherwise, are relatively easily treated and with the simple change of say, a pair of shoes, could end your pain or discomfort for good.Many people experience corns on their feet, as it is a very common condition these days.
Corns especially can be very painful, and it's best that the problem be treated as soon as possible so that it does not get worse. Corns are formed in many different ways. Normally, it's due to heat and friction being placed on the skin causing the body to respond by thickening that particular area. If pressure continues then the callous grows bigger and bigger, and may form a corn which can lodge itself into the epidermal layer.
If you have had corns on your feet, you know how painful they can be. These growths in the skin are due to friction around the feet, most of the time because of footwear. Different kinds of shoes and footwear can be responsible for corns on feet. For example, wearing very tight or uncomfortable footwear could cause this condition. Sometimes, this condition is described as something small and painful but in extreme cases they can become large swollen lumps in the skin which would need medical assistance as soon as possible.