Wednesday, May 09, 2007


Self help tips to reduce corns and callus when playing golf

Corns and calluses are one of the most commom problems with the feet that golfers experience. These problems are cause by the friction of the rubbing of the skin of the foot against the shoes. Thigh shoes can also cause the toes to rub against each other. Skin around bunion is also prone to develop into calluses.

Commom sites of corn and callus formations are the ball of the foot, under the big toe, the tips and tops of the toes, where the skin is moist from sweat or inadequate drying. Sometimes the pressure of the corn or callus may produce inflammation, acutr pain, swelling and redness.

With self help tips ones has to check your golf shoe, apply pad around the corn area, wear larger shoes to comfortably fit your foot without rubbing. Use topical medication tp soften the corns, used paddle insoles or orthosis for flat feet to improve the biomechanics reduce friction and using good and thick socks to reduce friction between the feet and the shoes.