When you want to avoid getting corns on your feet, there are a few things you will need to do. One of the first things you might need to do is to carefully choose the kinds of shoes you buy and to find shoes that are comfortable to wear, are of the right fit and are fashionable at the same time. Here are a few more tips on how to prevent corns:
- Whenever you are prone to developing corns, it would be advisable for you to wear comfortable and well-fitting socks whenever you wear shoes. The socks will cushion your feet from the friction that may come from the shoes you are wearing.
- One of the best preventive measures you can take when you want to avoid corns is to carefully select the kind of shoes you buy. Fit these shoes when you go to the store and walk around in them for a few minutes to get a feel for where there may be pressure when you wear them.
- Try to get the most comfortable and best fitting shoes you can find. If you are into fashion, do not compromise your feet’s well-being for fashion when the shape of the shoe is sure to create corns that will be painful. Try to find a shoe that still looks good yet is comfortable to wear.
- If you have deformities on your feet that are likely to cause corns, try to pad these when you wear your shoes. Felt pads and other similar foot accessories can help you do this.
Best way to prevent corns is reduction or elimination of pressure at points on the hands and feet. Padding used must have foam with a hole so that redistribution of pressure occurs around the corn and not over it. Placement of foam should be on the location of corns formation. For providing good amount of rest to the sole and reduce mechanical pressure, use cushioned pads. Stay away from wearing high heeled shoes with one side being worn because body weight falls on unevenly.