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Treat corns on the feet – tips from podiatrist.

Shoes that are too tight and too much friction can lead to foot pain, bruised toes and unsightly corns. In the case of the latter, often only professional expertise can help.

Anyone who is plagued with a pressing, usually painful gnarly eye is rarely relieved of their suffering during cosmetic foot care, the pedicure. A so-called clavus is caused by permanent (chronic) pressure or friction on the skin near the bone. As a result, it requires medical foot treatment by a podiatrist. Tikbow asked the experts at "Schulmeister Podiatry".

What exactly is a hühnerauge?

A hennerauge at the foot;, in addition, at the foot sole or the sides, is the most frequent form of a Clavus. Due to the constant pressure on a certain area, a callus forms on the foot. The uppermost layers of skin thicken, become callused and form a protective cushion against permanent external stress. Expert Schulmeister comments: Over time, this increased keratinization, known as hyperkeratosis, extends into deeper skin layers and a central, keratinized core develops;

What are the causes of chicken eyes?

Shoes that are too tight or a foot malposition are often responsible for the unpleasant corn. Pressure caused by a splayed or flat foot also promotes this condition. A gnarly eye on the toe is also not uncommon, usually caused by tight shoes. "A clavus can even form at the joints or under the toenails. In very rare cases, a corn eye develops on the finger," explains the expert.

Can a corn lead to a serious disease?

According to Marlon Schulmeister, a herniated eye cannot develop into a serious disease, but it can lead to physical problems in the entire musculoskeletal system. And we would cause these ourselves, since the constant pain of running automatically causes the body to adopt a protective posture. Schulmeister: "It is tried to relieve the painful area and thereby can develop malpositions in the knees, hüfte, Rücken and even in the neck area.

How is a gnarly eye treated?

The removal is not for the faint-hearted, laser treatments are not yet offered. The expert on this: "First, with all treatment methods, the surface keratinization  must be removed with a scapell. If necessary, the core of the eye is then removed with a mediklinge, i.e. a scalpel, a hollow scalpel or rose scalpel. The entire area is then ground off with a corneal scalpel. Another option is surgery, in which the cornea is removed by a surgeon under local anesthesia. According to the podiatrist, attention should be paid to the location of the glandular eye, because surgery can cause hubs, which can cause the same problems as the existing glandular eye;

How much does it cost to remove it?

Who suffers from Hühneraugen, does not come around the attendance with a Podologen. Depending on how long a hühnerauge already exists, a treatment can take up to half an hour. "Unfortunately it is not finished however with a treatment, since a Hühnerauge usually still further forms", so the expert. Per meeting one pays on the average 25 euro, the health insurance does not carry the costs as a rule.