Aetna Felt Corn Pads Felt C-26 Extremely Comfortable
Non-Adh Corn Pads are shaped to fit in between toes to relieve rubbing, pinching, cramping, and pain associated with between-toe corns and calluses.
100 Per Package
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Felt Corn Pads
Aetna Non-Adhesive Corn Pads (1/4″) are shaped to fit in between toes to relieve rubbing, pinching, cramping, and pain associated with between-toe corns and calluses.
100 Per Pkg.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Podiatric protective padding?
A variety of corn pads may be used to treat or prevent calluses and corns. Protective padding cushions the callus or corn or holds the foot and toes in a more comfortable position so that calluses or corns do not develop.
You can purchase protective padding such as corn pads in different sizes and shapes, or purchase sheets of material that you cut to fit your needs. Moleskin is a soft fabric with a thin layer of felt attached to a sticky backing. It is used most often on the feet to protect the skin from rubbing against footwear or against itself. It can also help cushion the feet.
What are some ways to use felt or moleskin?
For smaller calluses and corns, cut a circle out of the felt corn pad or moleskin, and then cut the center out of the circle so you have a doughnut-shaped pad. Place the sticky backing on your skin so that the callus or corn is in the doughnut “hole” and the pad surrounds it.
For larger calluses on the ball of the foot, use protective padding. Position the pad so that it extends to the edge of the callus but does not cover the callus. This can be done for one or more calluses with one pad. This pad transfers weight away from the callus. This pad is often known as a metatarsal pad.
What are some types of pads that may be used for calluses and corns?
- Toe separators and corn pads, which keep toes from rubbing together. They are used to prevent soft corns.
- Toe crest pads, relieve pressure and friction and help prevent toes from rubbing together.
- Toe caps and toe sleeves, which fit over your toe and protect the sides and tips of the toe.
If you have diabetes, peripheral arterial disease, peripheral neuropathy, or other conditions that cause circulatory problems or numbness, consult your doctor before trying any treatment for calluses or corns.
What is a Corn? What is a Callus?
Corns and calluses are areas of thickened skin that develop to protect that area from irritation. They occur when something rubs against the foot repeatedly or causes excess pressure against part of the foot. The term callus commonly is used if the thickening of skin occurs on the bottom of the foot, and if thickening occurs on the top of the foot (or toe), it’s called a corn. However, the location of the thickened skin is less important than the pattern of thickening: flat, widespread skin thickening indicates a callus, and skin lesions that are thicker or deeper indicate a corn.
Corns and calluses are not contagious but may become painful if they get too thick. In people with diabetes or decreased circulation, they can lead to more serious foot problems.
What are some causes of corns and calluses?
Corns often occur where a toe rubs against the interior of a shoe. Excessive pressure at the balls of the feet—common in women who regularly wear high heels—may cause calluses to develop on the balls of the feet. People with certain deformities of the foot, such as hammertoes, are prone to corns and calluses.
What are some symptoms of corns and calluses?
Corns and calluses typically have a rough, dull appearance. They may be raised or rounded, and they can be hard to differentiate from warts. Corns or calluses sometimes cause pain.
What is some home care for corns and calluses?
Mild corns and calluses may not require treatment other than a corn pad. If the corn or callus isn’t bothering you, it can probably be left alone. It’s a good idea, though, to investigate possible causes of the corn or callus. If your footwear is contributing to the development of a corn or callus, it’s time to look for other shoes.
Over-the-counter treatments can do more harm than good, especially if you have any medical conditions such as diabetes. Some over-the-counter treatments contain harsh chemicals, which can lead to burns or even foot ulcers. Corn pads without chemicals are preferred.
Corn pads may decrease friction points and pressure. Your podiatrist can help you determine where pads might be useful.