Alternative Treatments to Soothe Corns and Calluses

Ooch! Ooh! Those are the sounds of people suffering from painful corns and calluses. Some of us just love wearing our favorite tight shoes or we just can’t resist buying those pretty shoes that goes with the outfit that has been sitting in the closet waiting for matching shoes. So we wear these uncomfortable shoes all day every other day. Unfortunately, wearing these tight fitting shoes everyday or all day will or has caused painful corns and calluses to grow on our toes and feet. There are plenty of medicated treatments in stores to soothe the pain of corns and calluses, but many doctors say these treatments do more harm than good because they burn or irritate the skin. You should also never try to cut or trim corns.

So what can you do to help soothe the pain of those corns and calluses? Well, one common sense thing to do is to wear comfortable shoes. You can also purchase some over the counter cushioning products designed to give your feet plenty of comfort and soothe those corns and calluses. You can also use the following alternative treatments to help soften and renovate the skin and soothe the pain of corns and calluses. The first alternative treatment you can use to soften the skin is calendula. Calendula is a natural moisturizer that can be used to heal and soften hard skin. You can put this on your corns and calluses twice a day and cover with a bandage to keep the moisturizer from being removed. Keep doing this until the corns and calluses are gone. You can also apply calendula after you have given your feet a nice warm soaking.

If you are using a footpad, apply castor oil to your corns and cover it up. Continue wearing the pad every day with the castor oil applied to your corns until they disappear. Reflexologist, Stephanie Tourles, has used a special formula to soothe her corns and calluses. She offers this alternative treatment to treat corns and calluses. The first thing to do is make a Callus Smoother Scrub by using 1 tablespoon of sea salt, 1 tablespoon of calendula oil, and three drops of orange, lavender, geranium, peppermint, or spearmint essential oil. Combine the salt, calendula oil, and whichever essential oil you choose in a small bowl until the salt is completely covered by the oils. Peppermint, spearmint, and orange oils work great to stimulate the infected area and soothe the pain. Lavender and geranium oils are very relaxing.

When using the scrub, which should be done three times a week in the morning and before you go to sleep, fill enough water in a basin to cover your feet, add 1 cup of apple-cider vinegar, and soak your feet for 10 to 15 minutes. The vinegar helps to soften hard skin. After the soak, use firm pressure to massage the Callus Smoother Scrub into your feet. Do this for approximately 2 to 3 minutes on each foot, but you can use the scrub for as long as you want. Then rinse your feet with warm water and rub them dry with a coarse towel. Massage some castor oil on each callused area and put on a pair of socks to keep the oil on your feet. Following this procedure will help sooth and heal corns and calluses.

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