There are plenty of myths about the problem of corns on the foot. Corns are a problem linked to there being too much pressure on an area of skin. On the foot this higher pressure could be due to a toe deformity like claw toes or hallux valgus where by force from the footwear creates the corn. It might be as a result of a dropped metatarsal bone, producing a corn or callus on the plantar surface of the foot. These corns and calluses are just a natural result of the skin to an excessive amount of force. All that is occurring is that the skin thickens up to defend itself. This is a normal and natural reaction of the skin. Nevertheless, as the pressure that caused that thickening persists, the skin becomes so thick that it will become painful. A skilled podiatrist can readily remove a corn. Its not difficult.
However, after it has been taken off, it's going to just come back again at some point and unless the reason behind that increased pressure is not taken off. That is when the misunderstandings come into place. Some individuals could allege the podiatrist of not really carrying out their job effectively, when they most likely did, but the corn came back as the force, maybe from improperly fitting shoes are still present. Other people assume corns possess roots and the podiatrist failed to remove the root. They think the corn comes back because the Podiatrist did not get rid of the root (like the plant comparison, it will grow back if its roots are not eradicated). Corns do not possess roots. That is the myth. Corns keep coming back since the reason for will still be there. The best way to clear away corns completely should be to take away the cause. That means the hammer toe or bunion need to be fixed, or better fitting footwear used so there is not any force on it or foot orthotics to get pressure of the fallen metatarsal is used. If you've got a problem with corns, then consult with your podiatrist your options to get long term help.