Corns and pressure sores
If people complain about corns and other pressure sores on their feet, the cause in most cases may be the wrong type of foot wear. But it may also be caused by a foot malposition or chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes. Foot wear is the easiest one to change. According to the German shoe institute’s opinion, this is absolutely necessary as 80 percent of the German Federal population is wearing shoes that are not fitting properly. It is important to tackle the resulting problems in a professional manner.
Especially corns cause much pain, as the tip of the funnel-shaped hard corn bores into the tissue with each step. Corns mostly occur on the outer side of the foot or on the sole. A starting corn often looks perfectly harmless: a callus occurs due to friction and pressure. Only at a later stage does the callus bore further.
Soft corns have a flat, soft core and mostly appear on the toes. Sometimes these can be mistaken for warts. Those concerned must never interfere with the affected areas themselves. There is a high risk of infection. In pedicure, instruments that have an injury potential should never be used.
|Deutsch / German||Englisch / English|
|Bequeme Schuhe||comfortable shoes|
|Blase (am Fuß)||blister (on foot)|
|Fußaußenseite||outer side of foot|
|Infektionsgefahr||risk of infection|
|Pflaster mit Wirkstoff||plaster with an active ingredient|
|Warmes Fußbad||warm footbath|
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The perfect pressure
Compression is good for vein, lymph and lipoedema disorders. Depending on the clinical picture and the stage of the disease, compression bandages or two-pull compression stockings are used.
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Taking the pain away
Aus der Serie »English Lesson«: Backache is a widespread disease. Eighty-five percent of Germans are affected by it at least once in their lifetime. The good news is that in many cases the pain is uncomplicated and often goes away on its own.
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Corns and Warts
To be handled with care
Aus der Serie »English Lesson«: Corns may often disappear again by themselves if the cause being pressure and friction has been removed. Healing can be accelerated if the afflicted persons soak their feet in warm water to...