Sometimes a person suffers from inflammation and swelling between the bone and the corn. For such cases there are some easy home remedies for corns, one of these remedies is to soak the affected area in the mixture of Epsom slat and warm water to reduce the size of the corns, and relieve the pain. When a person is taking up running, they must have the right shoes for their shoe size, pronation, body weight and running surface. Finding a shoe that fits into these categories will result in a comfortable, snug fitting shoe that allows a person’s feet to breathe, yet holds them in place to prevent calluses. Never wear tightly fitting shoes. This is basic common sense. Tightly fitting shoes are always a recipe for corns. High heels will produce callus and corns on the ball of your foot and over time can injure your foot permanently. They are to be avoided. The other types of shoe which are to be avoided are sandals which have a toe strap. These are prone to run and cause small blisters and corns. Many people use pumice stone on their feet. It can be pretty abrasive though and often people don't realise they're practically flaying their skin until later when redness and pain arrive. Once you remove those big calluses with Callus Clear, you should use a foot file to maintain smooth feet. A foot file like the “ Ped Egg ” will get rid of dead skin on your feet to prevent more unsightly callus growths. Use it on the the toe, ball, side & heel of your feet. The Ped Egg will gently remove only a thin layer of the rough, dry skin, leaving perfect salon smooth skin behind! With the Ped Egg and Callus Clear , you have your own at-home system for salon perfect feet at all times! Most often, corns and calluses are caused by poorly fitting shoes that are too small and squeeze the toes or too high and place pressure on the ball of your foot. The style of shoe matters, too. If a seam or other part of the shoe rubs against your toe, a painful corn can develop. Corns and calluses may also result from not wearing socks, or wearing socks that are too big or have irritating seams. As with any medical condition, knowing when to seek professional medical help is crucial to timely interventions. An inflamed corn or callus may just be a limb-saving visit away from your nearest community podiatrist. X-rays are used to confirm and assess the deformity. X-rays are best taken with the patient weight bearing and usually include 3 different views. Patients who have been suffering from the deformity for a long period of time may have developed arthritis, and the severity of the arthritis can also be viewed on X-ray. Commonly related deformities of the foot, such as bunions may also be seen when examining an X-ray. These deformities may need to be taken into account when planning the course of treatment. The outcome from hallus valgus is influenced by the modality of the treatment. 90% of adolescent may have a success rate in reconstructive operations.