There are a variety of myths about the problem of corns on the foot. Corns are a disorder related to there being too much pressure on an area of skin. Concerning the foot this greater pressure can be due to a toe deformity like hammer toes or bunions where by pressure from the shoe causes the corn. It may be because of a dropped metatarsal bone, bringing about a corn or callus on the bottom of the foot. Most of these corns and calluses are a simple natural reaction of the skin to an excessive amount of force. All that is happening is that the skin thickens up to look after itself. This is a normal and natural response of the skin. Nonetheless, because the force that caused that thickening continues, the skin becomes so thick that it will become painful. A skilled podiatrist can certainly take out a corn. It's not difficult.
However, once it has been removed, it will simply return at some point and unless the reason for that increased pressure is not taken off. This is when the misconceptions come into place. Some individuals may allege the podiatrist of not really undertaking their job properly, when they in all probability did, however the corn returned as the force, possibly from improperly fitting shoes are still there. Others assume corns have got roots and the podiatrist didn't remove the root. They believe the corn comes back because the Podiatrist did not get rid of the root (much like the plant comparison, it will grow back if its roots are not removed). Corns do not possess roots. That's the myth. They keep returning because the cause of will still be present. The only way to remove corns for good is to eliminate the cause. That means the claw toes or hallux valgus should be remedied, or better fitting shoes used so there is not any force on it or foot orthotics to get pressure of the dropped metatarsal can be used. If you've got a problem with corns, then check with your podiatrist your choices to get long lasting help.