A corn or callus are areas of
thickened skin that occur in areas of pressure. They are actually
a normal and natural way for the body to protect itself. For example,
callus develops on the hand when chopping a lot of wood - its a
normal way for the skin to protect itself. In the foot, the skin
will thicken up to protect itself when there are areas of high pressure.
The problem occurs when the pressure continues, so the skin gets
thicker. It eventually becomes painful and is treated as something
foreign by the body.
Corns are hyperkeratosis of the skin. This thickening
of the surface layer of the skin in response to pressure. Corns
usually form on the toes, where the bone is prominent and presses
the skin against the shoe, ground, or other bones. As corn becomes
thick the tissues under the corn are subject to increased irritation.
There may be a deep seated nucleation, this is like a core where
the corn is thickest and most painful. As corns become inflamed,
there is pain and sometimes swelling and redness. Common places
where corns form are; the top surface of the toe, at the tip of
the toe, and between the toes.
• Intermittent pressure and friction over prolonged period:
- Ill-fitting foot wear.
- Foot deformity.
• Pressure sites: over heads of first and fifth metatarsal
• Pain in feet or heel on standing or walking.
• Variations in temperature, especially cold, dampness which
cause spontaneous pain.
• Conical papule.
• Extends downwards into skin.
• Flesh coloured.
• Surface smooth.
• Consistency firm.
• Intensely tender.
GENERAL MANAGEMENT for CORNS
• Correct underlying cause.
• Wear well-fitting, comfortable shoes.
Homeopathy Treatment & Homeopathic Remedies for CORNS
• Antimonium crudum.
• Ferrum picricum.
• Ran. Scleratus.
Corns inflamed, large horny placed on soles of feet close to the
toes; thickened skin of soles & feet. Corn on soles & toes.
Inflamed corn with great sensitiveness of soles on walking. Aching,
stitching pains in corns.
For children and young people inclined to grow fat; for the extremes
of life. Old people with morning diarrhea, suddenly become constipated,
or alternate diarrhea and constipation; pulse hard and rapid. Sensitive
to the cold < after taking cold.
Corns on heels and toes. Very sensitive. Very painful, stinging,
stitching, smarting pain.
Nervous women, sanguine plethoric persons, lively expression and
very red face. For the bad effects resulting from mechanical injuries;
even if received years ago.
Corns with skin parchment like sore, painful corns which are very
sensitive; soreness especially in toe joints and corns.
Pain better while thinking of it. Persons physically and mentally
weak and irritable. Exceedingly sensitive to cold air. Bad effects
of shock from injury; surface of body cold, face pale, blue, lips
livid; profound prostration. Surface cold to touch, yet cannot bear
to be covered; throws off all coverings. Entire body painfully sensitive
to slightest touch. Tongue cold, flabby, trembling. Sudden attacks
of vomiting and diarrhea; nose cold and pointed; anxious and restless;
skin and breath cold. In first stages of cholera morbus and Asiatic
cholera; severe, long-lasting chill.
Corns with yellow discolouration. Multiple corns which are very
Rough, hard, dry and unhealthy skin. Thin sticky, glutinous discharge.
Soreness and aching in corns. Horny skin on toes.
Suited to - Excessive cautiousness; timid, hesitates; unable to
decide about anything. Fidgety while sitting at work. Sad, despondent;
music makes her weep; thinks of nothing but death.
Corns that are very sensitive with tearing pain. Skin becomes thick
and indurated. Painful callosities on soles, toes and fingers contracted.
Inflammation with stitching and soreness.
For persons intellectually keen, but physically weak; upper part
of body emaciated, lower part semi-dropsical; predisposed to lung
and hepatic affections; especially the extremes of life, children
and old people. Deep-seated, progressive, chronic diseases. Pains:
aching-pressure, drawing; chiefly right-sided, <. four to eight
p.m. affects right side, or pain goes from right to left.
Corns, painful scars. Greasy skin. Boring, tearing and stitching
pain. Worse walking and standing.
For the anaemic and cachectic, whether from lots of vital fluids-
profuse menses, seminal losses- or mental affections. Great emaciation;
losing flesh while living well. Throat and neck of children emaciate
rapidly during summer complaint. Great liability to take cold. Irritability:
child cross when spoken to; crying from slightest cause; gets into
a passion about trifles, especially when consoled with. Awkward
, hasty, drops things from nervous weakness. Marked disposition
to weep; sad weeping mood, without cause, but consolation from others
<. her troubles.
Acute painful corns. Acrid exudation which makes surrounding parts
sore. Corns on ball of 1st and 2nd left toes, sensitive to touch
and pressure, smart and burn; very painful when letting leg hang
down, they also throb and especially painful by flexing toes. Better
by extending them, wearing thick soled boot at times. Numbness in
corns, knocking toes against anything so as to cause boot to grate
against corns, causes great pain and burning.
Inflamed corns with stitching, burning pains. Soreness of soles.
Stitches in the corns, jerking up the feet.
Adapted to the nervous, irritable, sanguine temperament; persons
of a psoric diathesis. Persons of light complexion; fine dry skin;
pale face; weakly, with lax muscles. Constitutions which suffer
from deficient nutrition, not because food is lacking in quality
or quantity, but from imperfect assimilation; oversensitive, physically
Corns from pressure. If a shoe presses anywhere on the skin, a
great corn or bunion develop. Burning, aching, tearing & stitching
pain. Desquamation excoriation of the skin.
Adapted to persons of a scrofulous diathesis, subject to venous
congestion; especially of portal system. Persons of nervous temperament,
quick motioned, quick tempered, plethoric, skin excessively sensitive
to atmospheric changes. For lean, stoop-shouldered persons who walk
and sit stooping like old men. Standing is the worst position for
sulphur patients; they cannot stand; every standing position is
uncomfortable. Dirty, filthy people, prone to skin affections. Aversion
to being washed; always <. after a bath. Too lazy to rouse himself;
too unhappy to live.