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lick thorns

Many cyclists are 'plagued' by painful corns on the feet. A corn (clavus), also popularly referred to as corn's eye, is an often painful, inward-growing callus (thickening of the skin). It occurs in places where pressure and/or friction is exerted on the skin. The skin will protect itself against this pressure by thickening the skin, or callus. Ultimately, the permanent pressure will allow the calluses to be pressed into the skin a bit, as it were, creating a kind of 'thorn' of calluses.  This one is very painful, it feels like there is a nail in the foot. There can even be a wound under this 'thorn', which causes a black spot to appear under the callus. This makes the spot look like a magpie eye, or a 'magpie eye'. The pressure spots often arise at, for example, claw toes or 'lumps' on the foot.


What to do if you now have those painful lid thorns? Continue to cycle with pain? That's not really a nice idea. The calluses and corn will have to be removed first. A (sports) pedicure can help you with this, look for addresses . In addition, it is important that the pressure points are removed. Pay attention to it  buy cycling shoes  at the correct width of the shoe, but  The height of the shoe at your toes is also very important. Also look at the thickness of the insole in the shoe, if it has a thick sole, it can possibly be replaced by a thinner one to get more space at the toes. Pay attention to the material at the painful pressure point. It is best if this is flexible and yields. Preferably no stitching on site, because these do not stretch. You can use shoe trees if you are not wearing the shoes to stretch the shoe in a painful area. There are shoe trees where you can put 'plugs' in. You can do this to stretch the shoe a bit at the painful 'lump'. If you cannot find these, you can often have this done at a shoe repairer, 'let the shoe put on the last'.


If these solutions are not sufficient, your Profysic sports podiatrist can replace the shoe  adjust . This can be done by locally deforming the shoe so that the 'lump' is relieved. But reliefs can also be made in the shoe to better distribute the pressure. You can think of special cycling soles to eliminate pressure spots under the foot.

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