How To Treat And Prevent Corns and why Orthopedic/Therapeutic footwear is a better choice of footwear for you/

How To Treat And Prevent Corns and why Orthopedic/Therapeutic footwear is a better choice of footwear for you/



Foot corns are hardened layers of skin that develop from your skin’s response to friction and pressure.

You may have foot corns if you experience the following symptoms on the tips and the sides of your toes:

  • a rough, tough, yellowing patch of lumpy or bumpy skin
  • skin that’s sensitive to touch
  • pain when wearing shoes

Foot corns can be safely treated, and you can even prevent future ones.

Keep reading to learn tips on how you can manage existing corns and minimize your chances of developing new ones.

Where do foot corns develop?

Corns can form in a variety of places on your feet, such as:

  • below your toenail bed
  • between your toes
  • on the sides of your feet
  • on the bottoms of your feet

What causes foot corns?

You can develop foot corns from wearing shoes that are too snug on your feet.

If you stand or walk for long periods, the weight of your body and the constant friction can also cause painful corns on the bottoms of your feet.

How can you treat corns?

If you’re sure you have a corn, you can try one of these methods to manage it at home.

You should also get rid of any shoes that are too small for your feet and other ill-fitting shoes.

File away the corn

It may be possible to remove the corn. Use these steps:

  1. Soak your feet in a warm bath with Epsom salts.
  2. After the soak, pat your feet dry with a clean towel and moisturize with a hydrating lotion or cocoa butter.
  3. Continue this process daily until your corn has softened.
  4. After it’s softened and not painful, try gently rubbing the corn with a pumice stone.
  5. If the corn is between your toes, use an emery board, also known as a nail file, to rub them.
  6. Repeat these steps until your corn has disappeared, which may take a few weeks.

Apply castor oil and corn pads

If you’d prefer not to file away your corn, there are other methods.

You can soak your feet daily as described above and then follow these steps:

  1. Pat dry your feet and apply castor oil. This is a vegetable-based oil that you can purchase at your local pharmacy.
  2. After moisturizing your corn with castor oil, protect it with a special corn pad that you can find at your pharmacy. Corn pads help relieve the pressure from the area so that the corn can heal.
  3. After applying, make sure to wear socks that are not too tight and ones you don’t care for because the castor oil can stain. It could take several weeks for the corn to heal.

Over-the-counter options

If you’d prefer a quicker method to get rid of your corns, over-the-counter options are available and considered safe and effective as well.

You can purchase corn pads containing salicylic acid in the foot care aisle of your pharmacy and apply them on your corns.

By following the directions provided, you can see your corns disappear in as quickly as two weeks.

When should you visit your doctor?

See your doctor if home treatments don’t work.

Your doctor may refer you to a podiatrist.

A podiatrist is a doctor that specializes in foot conditions.

To treat the corn, they may scrape, shave, or cut away the layers of the hardened skin.

This will help with the removal of your corn. It may take a few appointments depending on the size of your corn.

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Preventing Corns with advice from

Misfitting your foot is one of the significant problems in creating corns or you wearing the wrong size shoe!

Do you remember a time when you were taught how to measure your feet correctly?

At DTF, we’re here to show you how.

Once you have the correct measurements, DTF Footwear will determine your correct width and length, fitting you with a shoe aimed at successfully supporting your foot and treating your ailments.

We boast a 95% satisfaction rate and are proud to say we offer this service at NO COST to you: no obligation, no cost, proper fit, and a high-quality product all at

Visit us today, and let’s get your feet on the road to recovery.


As we age, our bodies change, and that doesn’t exclude our feet. 

I used to wear a size 8 1/2 shoe, and currently, I’m wearing a size 10. 

I also used to wear a 30” waist in pants, but now wear a…well, we won’t get into that much detail. 

I’m sure you get the point.

Just as our waistlines expand, so do our feet.  On average, we find that sixty percent of men and women size their feet incorrectly, both in length and width.


Using only a soft tape measure, DTF teaches you how to measure your feet accurately.

We’ve created two educational videos showing you the proper technique.

This first video explains two more commonly known methods of measuring your feet and then talks about our soft tape measure technique.

We’ll explain why we don’t use Ritz sticks or Brackets.

The second video briefly reviews a key point mentioned in the first video.

It’s imperative to watch both videos in their entirety before filling out our sizing form.

Once you’ve completed the sizing form, hit send, and we will carefully review your measurements.

If we feel there are any discrepancies, we’ll reach out to discuss our findings.  Ultimately, we’ll land on an accurate length and width to suit your feet.

Again, it’s important to note that filling out the form and requesting a size and width from us NEVER OBLIGATES you to purchase our product.


The purpose of DTF Footwear is to create a perfect fit, optimal support, stable balance, and energized feet.

We’re on a mission to create happier, healthier feet all over the world!  Let’s kickstart your journey today.


Now let’s talk in more detail about the ten reasons that make orthopedic/therapeutic footwear the better choice for the health of your foot:


  1. Orthopedic/Therapeutic shoes have the strongest mid-support in the shoe business, preventing bilateral movement, and a midsection depth that gives you support. Plus, the maximum room available in the footwear world.
  2. They also have the most solid heel counter in the business, working to prevent the bi-lateral movement of your foot.
  3. In an orthopedic/therapeutic shoe, you’ll also find a taller/fuller toe box creating more space and wiggle room for your toes.

4)   Extended bottoms give you the fullest width and support, more than any other shoe company out there.

5)    They’re a lightweight shoe causing less wear and tear on your feet, without skimping on support.

6)    Removable Arch support, or customized insert, create a more advanced support system for your foot.

The next time you buy a pair of shoes, makes sure they have a removable footbed.  With a removable footbed, you’ll be able to use your custom made inserts, which offer far more support and comfort than a standard factory footbed.

Approximately eighty-five percent of athletic shoes have zero support in the factory-made inserts.

It’s beneficial to your foot to use an insert explicitly molded for your foot, but you can not stack a custom insert on top of a factory-made footbed.

Ensure the shoe’s footbed is removable before making a purchase.  For more information about our triple-layered, heat molded, custom inserts, and how to get THREE pairs for FREE, visit

7)   Women’s styles have a 3 to 1 combination for better fit and support for your heel.

8)   A fuller forefront in the construction of the footwear creates a more comfortable, supportive fit.

9)   The deeper heel counters promote better balance and support of the heel.

10)  Leather lining creates more flexibility and breathability for the foot.

Need a specific size, width, or length?

Not to worry, we have you covered!

We have 4 A (slender width for ladies), 2 A (narrow width for ladies), B ( Medium width for ladies and narrow width for men), D (medium width for men and wide width for ladies).

Then, 2 E, 3 E, 4 E, 5 E, 6 E, 7 E, 9 E, 10 E, 14 E widths in men’s and women’s styles.

We carry up to size 20 in men’s styles, and 15 in women’s.

We have 5 to 6 lengths in select styles for men and 4 1/2 to 5 in women’s length.

  Why they call us the “King Of Widths.”

Thank you,

Ron Heinlein | President/Founder | Cell # 909-215-1622 |

Been in the footwear business for over 50 years and been trained by the best in the Therapeutic/Orthopedic world. Designer Therapeutic Footwear Co.

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