After a summer full of hiking, look what we have here.
A corn right on the back of my heel.
You can stop this before you have to cut it out. If you find yourself with one, do the following:
Apply Gehwol Fusskraft Blue over several days. A big healthy thumb full and let it sit each night undisturbed.
After about three days, do the above and grab a trusty foot file, like this one.
Nimbly file away until the rough yellow stuff goes — and before the bleeding starts!
I've learned a lesson: the upper back of your heels don't get callus. They get blisters which turn into corns.
Anyways, this heel corn hurts every time I put on shoes (or whenever I speed walk). It feels like that hot chafe you get when you go over a blister.
It's rare to get corns here. They usually form over much more weight-bearing areas.
I use a Number 2 gouge scalpel blade in this video. (Like in this one, one a patient)
They're not available everywhere though.
If you want a similar effect, use this number 10 blade.
It says it's for Dermaplaning but this is the spec to heel scrape.
You want to focus on the very tip and use skin tension.
Update: It WAS a Corn (Not a Blister or Wart)
Well, well, well.
Here's a pic taken a few weeks after. So it was a weird type of foot corn after all.
Remember, it bled. It also hurt a little.
This can mean it's a wart and to be honest, I thought it was myself for a few days after.
(Foot corns can bleed. This happens either when the area has had a ton of pressure, or if it's on super thin skin. Like here)