How To Clean A Pumice Stone In Just 3 Minutes

How To Clean A Pumice Stone

how to clean a pumice stone

An essential to all bathrooms is a pumice stone!  But how many have you seen in peoples bathrooms and they look nasty the pores get blocked up and looks like it could do with throwing away!.

I think most people chuck out their pumice stones before they need to probably because they do not know how to clean a pumice stone in the first place!

It actually is very easy and can be done in just a few minutes.

I use a Cuccio Earth Lava Pumice Stone which i love and i purchased mine on Amazon as i find they have the best price.

I usually replace it every 6-9 months just because I’m a hygiene freak but to be honest they can last much longer!.

Especially if you clean it!.

How to clean a pumice stone … Follow these easy steps

1: Grab these items

1 X old toothbrush
Washing up liquid or Body wash
Latex gloves (optional)
Miltons Tablet for anti bacterial cleaning (optional)

Instructions

I personally always put a pair or latex disposable gloves on too but totally optional here!.

Hold the pumice under warm water for 10-15 seconds just to soften the pumice bar ,

Apply 2-3 drops of washing up liquid or body wash onto the pumice then grab the toothbrush and begin gently scrubbing the pumice in circular movements.

Keep the pumice under running warm water whilst you do this.

The pumice will begin lathering up and you will very quickly see the discolouration disappearing and the pumice looking spanking clean just like new!.

It is that simple.

Do not scrub the pumice too hard as you may cause the pores in the pumice stone to split and crack.   You do not want sharp or jagged edges which you may hurt yourself on when you next use it.

For an alternative cleaning option for you pumice stone is to soak it in a warm bowl of water  for 10 minutes and add a miltons tablet which are sterilising tablets and soak.

This is how i would clean a pumice stone if you or a family member had a bacterial or fungal infection or plantar wart.

So here you have the two effective ways how to clean a pumice stone in minutes,

No more excuses to have dirty look pumice stones in your bathrooms guys!

But if you think you pumice stone has had it here are
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How I Cure My Dry Feet

I recently found the following video which i found really beneficial for a curing dry feet. It from Irisvlogging who has a youtube channel which you can view here

If you feet are in desperate need to be freshened up before a night out try this super quick treatment to cure dry feet.

It quickly rehydrates and moisturises the skin amazing well.

What you are going to need:

  1. Soap & Water
  2. Foot Exfoliating scrub / or Body Scrub
  3. Pedi Stone/Brush File
  4. Plain yohurt
  5. Plastic Wrap
  6. Socks
  • Wash your feet in soap and water.
  • Grab a Pedi Stone/Brush File And with the brush first scrub the heels to the toes.
  • With the pumice stone gently file the feet in a circular motion
  • Rinse
  • With the Emery file scrub go over the feet and heels
  • Use the exfoliating scrub and wash the feet and any loose skin away.
  • Rinse and Dry the feet well with towel.
  • Grab the yoghurt and cover the soles of the feet.
  • Wrap the feet using plastic food wrap.
  • Put on a pair of socks
  • LEAVE for minimum 15 minutes ideally 20-1hour for maximum effects.

I hope you have found this information helpful and your pumice stone is going to be given a new leash of life !.

Leave me a comment or question below if you need any more help !

Zara MAFHP MCFHP
Foot Pain Relief Expert

 

 

13 Reasons Why You Should Buy dr scholls exfoliating stone file

Why should you buy the Dr Scholls  Exfoliating Stone File?

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(Picture courtesy Vintage Dr Scholls)

Hard rough skin on heels is not want you want when you are about to go on holiday!

So to stop any embarrassing looks and stairs around the pool on vacation i decided i had better get rid of my hard callus on my feet quick!.

I have been very lazy recently walking around the house and garden barefoot and i guess the weeks over the summer my poor old feet had taken a battering.

The problem nowadays is i take loads more showers then baths so my feet don’t get a chance to have a good soak and soften the hard skin.

So i purchased a dr scholls exfoliating stone file and here is my honest review and why i actually decided to upgrade to the electric version.

I give the Dr Scholls DreamWalk Pumice File  4-star-rating 4 Star Rating.   Buy Now At Amazon

Heres 13 Reasons why you should buy one! ….

  1. It takes 30 seconds on each foot in the shower!.
  2. Feet feel Baby Soft.
  3. Double sided Pumice stone.
  4. Long easy to hold handle.
  5. Saves you money visiting spas.
  6. Little effort is required.
  7. Try using a circular motion for a polished appearance.
  8. Easy tool to manuever around the whole foot.
  9. Chucky exfoliating stone is softens thick rough heels.
  10. Will help reduces cracks and splits in heels if use regular basis.
  11. Good everyday pumice stone to keep in the shower.
  12. Works better then anything else I’ve tried.
  13. Inexpensive under $5
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Many of the reviews i read on Amazon said they filed their feet wet in the shower, i actually found the file more effective when my feet were dry.

The dead skin just flaked off so easy, when i was done i applied some foot balm i like to use the Gehwol salve which is a German made foot cream and is a salve that is slightly greasy and softens the skin beautifully.

Product Information

The Dr Scholls Dreamwalk exfoliating stone is produced in Taiwan for Dr Scholl`s.

Size of Pumice File:  10.9  X 2.8 X 0.9 Inches Weighs 1.6 Ounces.
Safety Warnings: Do not use if you have diabetes or poor blood circulation or if there is any redness or inflammation in the area to be treated.
Directions on packaging are: Use only on clean dry skin. File Gently until rough skin is removed.

How to use a Dreamwalk stone File

I found the best way to use the file was to move the pumice around the sides of my foot in a circular motion around the sides and on my bunion joint.

For my heels i went up and down for 20 seconds and then done 10 seconds in a circular motion i found that by doing that i got  much smoother skin.

If you are a diabetic or suffer from poor circulation then do not use a pumice stone. Best to seek professional treatment from a  local Podiatrist.

I believe i will get around 6 months use out of this file which is not too bad for a tool that cost under $5.

Pros of using the dr scholls exfoliating stone file

I gave the product a 4 star rating as i found this tool very easy to hold and contour around my foot and when i used on dry skin the dead callus came off super easy.

It left my feet feeling very soft and after i used a foot balm too they looked and felt amazing.

Cons of the product

Some mornings when i was feeling a little lazy and i couldn’t muster up the energy to manually file my feet.

It takes a certain amount of effort and pressure and i suffer from arthritic hands so i did find it a little uncomfortable.

I can imagine if you have seriously rough feet you just will not be able to apply enough tension and pressure to get rid of the dead skin on your own.

So for seriously hard and dry skin or if you have arthritic hands i would suggest using an electric callus remover instead.

Dr Scholl`s also have a range of Battery and rechargeable Electric Pedi File removers.

But after much research i concluded the best one on the market for me was the Amope Pedi Perfect file, which is a cordless electric callus remover that you can use wet or on dry feet.

It is small and compact and rechargeable so perfect to take on holiday and keep the feet looking perfect!

Plus all i have to do is steer the remove around my foot ! No Effort!

Amopé Pedi Perfect Wet & Dry Electronic Foot FileDr Scholls DreamWalk Exfoliating Stone
Features
Small compacted Pedi File
Replaceable rollers
Rechargeable
Use Wet Or Dry
Built in Safety Cut Off
Salon Professional Pedi Polish
Features
Long Handle Easy To Hold
Cheap to buy
Lasts 3-6 months
Quick easy to use daily
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Final Thought

Do you really need to buy an electric callus remover like the Amope?

Well no,

A good old fashion pumice stone file like the Dr Scholls works a treat for most of us!

But, If you are like me walk around barefoot a lot and suffer from hard skin on my heels then i would personally recommend buying a electric pedi file.

It saves a lot of time and effort getting your feet smooth on a regular basis and i love that its compact and i can take it on vacation with me.

I hope you have found sound value in this post and you now have a clearer idea choosing a foot exfoliating stone file or maybe you are ready to invest into a electric callus remover.

Either way i hope you have found value in my post and i would appreciate you sharing on social media and if you have a question or comment please leave one below.

Zara

Newtons Chiropody Sponge Review : The Magic Hard Skin Remover

Newtons Chiropody Sponge Review

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The Magic of Newtons Foot Therapy Chiropody Sponge is a not a secret in the Podiatry & Chiropody Industry.

This very effective and inexpensive pumice sponge will smooth the hardest, driest, roughest feet and heels out there including my sisters feet which are nasty!

She used it twice and couldn’t believe how much better they looked and felt baby soft !

If you struggle to keep hard skin at bay on your feet especially your heels you will be very pleasantly surprised how good your feet feel and look after using a Newtons Chiropody Sponge.

Why Buy A Newtons Chiropody Pumice Sponge?

Any one who has hard skin on their feet!

Maybe you are going on holiday and want to neaten up your heels before wearing flip flops!

If your feet and heels are painful because of the hard skin build up, and i use one on my bunion joint where i get a callous from the friction as i walk from shoes.

  • Inexpensive and very effective tool to remove hard skin.
  • If you suffer from hard, rough and cracked heels.
  • Easier to use then a foot file and stronger callus remover.
  • Podiatry & Chiropody recommended tool.
  • Polishes and smooths feet like a Pedicure Salon treatment! no more visits to the salon required.
  • The sponge takes seconds to use so a quick solution if you are in a hurry.
  • If you suffer from callus and corns the sponge will remove the excess callous.
  • Bunions with hard skin on the joint is easily removed.

Where can you buy a Newtons Chiropody Sponge?

The best place is at Greens Pharmacy on Amazon UK ,they also have multi buy deals and offer free postage and packaging promotions.

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Boots and Lloyds Chemist used to but do not stock them anymore.
You may also find a smaller local chemist may stock newtons chiropody sponges too.

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The sponge is 7cm long x 5cm wide x 1.cm depth, it is very neat and can fit into a wash bag if you are going on holiday.

I recently came across a forum discussing Newtons Chiropody Sponges which you may find helpful to read : Mumsnet

Newtons Chiropody Pumice Sponge Instructions for the best results.

To get the perfect salon pedicure smooth heels simply follow the instruction on the packaging of the Newtons Chiropody Sponge.

But many reviews on Amazon.co.uk recommend that you soak your feet first and use soap to soften,  some testimonials advice you to rub the sponge on a bar of soap too.

Holding the  sponge and apply with some pressure to the hard skin in circular movements.

This chiropody sponge is very strong pumice and will remove layers of your hard skin. And leaves the heels really smooth and polished.

*** Warning ***

As you use the sponge in a circular motion you will see the dead skin falling off!

You can over use the pumice and do damage to your skin if you file to hard, and some reviews have commented on soreness redness and bleeding.

The Pros and Cons Of Using A Newtons Sponge

The sponge comes with full instructions on how to use it.
Feedback from customers is that they find the most effective way is to use it after soaking your feet in warm water.

  • Some customers say buy using soap they get a more polished and smoother finish.
  • The hard skin when filed down looks amazing and feels super soft just like a salon treatment.
  • Newtons sponges are strong and lasts for ages and are very effective way of removing thick hard skin.

newtons chiropody sponge

The only issues you may get with a chiropody sponge include:

  • Over use may cause soreness and bleeding.
  • Sponge may fall apart if you are too rough.
  • Leaves black grit after use in the bath or shower.

Overall the pros over come the cons of the Newtons Chiropody Sponge, if you read the instructions it states not be too rough with the sponge as it could fall apart.

Also i`d like to think its common sense that if you scrubbed your feet to an inch of their life that they may become sore and red!.

Newtons Foot Therapy Products Range

The Chiropody sponge is just one of the newtons foot therapy products that are available to buy.

The product range also has a foot scrub and foot cream which I have also used and found benefit for my feet.

The Foot Pumice Scrub particularly excellent in my opinion.

It is the best exfoliating foot scrub i have tried.  I use it only my patients feet and they all comment on the smooth polished their feet feel.

The cream is so so and i personally use Gehwol Blue on my patients feet which is a rich creamy foot cream it hydrates , softens and is antibacterial.

Foot creams need to be thick and i have found most high street creams and the avon range is to thin and does not penetrate the dry and hard skin.

Final Thoughts

Overall I can’t see why you would not buy a Newtons Chiropody Sponge for your hard skin.  It is very inexpensive to buy and I have found the  best stockist deals on Amazon plus they offer free shipping.

If you are looking for an alternative option to remove hard callus on your feet the electric callus removers on the market including the Wet and Dry Scholls Pedi file over a less messy treatment, plus they have a safety cut off so you can not cause soreness to your skin.

Read Related Post : Best Electric Callus Removers Reviews

So if you have a wedding or a holiday coming up and need a quick fix and you haven’t got time to go to your local pedicure salon,

i would defiantly recommend you use one on your feet if you suffer from hard rough heels.

**TIP**

Save money and buy more than one sponge not only will you save money you will definitely use them.

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Plantar Fasciitis Relief in 7 Days Review Watch This Video Now

Plantar Fasciitis Relief In 7 Days
Yes Its True!  Try These 4 Simple Tips….

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One question i get asked daily as a Foot Health Professional is
“What is the best Plantar Fasciitis relief treatment ” .

Heel Pain is such a massive problem that actually effects millions of us every year, and thats why i would like to share with you this amazing video i found on Youtube.

These 4 simple tips for plantar fasciitis relief in 7 days.

The Best thing  they use free stuff you have around the house that are absolutely free!

This video is by Dr Axe who is a youtube mogul and has huge content on healthcare and nutrition advice.

I love is clear and informative advice and he also recommends fabulous smoothies and natural foods that heal your body.

This video about How you can cure plantar fasciitis in 7 days has had over 1 million views and i would encourage you to check his youtube channel out at
Dr Axe Youtube.

What are the 4 things to Plantar Fasciitis Relief in 7days ?

Dr Axe has experienced plantar fasciitis pain before as he loves doing triathlons his personal pain encouraged him to research the best natural plantar fasciitis relief for his feet and these are the best 4 remedies he has found that has worked and the reasons behind the remedies.

  • 1 Deep tissue work
  • 2 Stretches
  • 3 Nutritional foods and supplements
  • 4 Strengthening the muscles in the foot.

1: Deep Tissue Massage

He recommends to either higher a massager or physio therapist to work on your fascia tissue and foplantar fasciitis relief in 7daysot muscles, but of course this can cost a lot of money.plantar fascia relief

Lucky there is a better and cheaper option open to you.

4 absolutely free treatments that will be even more effective form of direct massage to your fascia tissue .

And that is by using a tennis ball, rolling pin or baseball bat.

Grab your tool! and simply put the ball or rolling pin under your foots arch barefoot or with a sock on.

All you have to do is roll your foot backwards and forth stretching the tendons in the foots.

Make sure you apply good pressure you want to feel the tension,  over time slowly increase the pressure applied as they strengthens the muscles.

This stretch works over time and it will relax the tendons and muscles.

Similar to puling a muscle in your back or shoulder the pain initially is tight when you exercise and strengthen the muscles they begin to repair and relax .

The same issue is in your foot the plantar fascia tissue become tight and tense, inflamed and difficult to stand and walk on.

Deep tissue massage really breaks down the scar tissue, inflammation and pain subsides.

Best to do this exercise 2-3 times a day and work up to 5 minutes but start at 2 minutes and make sure you concentrate on the arch area.

2: Deep Stretching

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Another simple and  totally free method for plantar fasciitis relief.

Grab some blocks or use your house stairs and lean the foot into the stairs.

Pressing arch inwards stretching in and out for 2 minutes at a time 2-3 times a day.

Be careful not to topple over hold on the banisters or wall.

3: Vitamins and Nutrients

Getting certain nutrients into your body will also naturally help relax tendons.

Your body needs nutrients to help it relax the muscles and if you have a poor diet you  may be doing your body a disservice.

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Eating leafy green, lentils and bananas all contain magnesium, Avocados, salmon and broccoli all contain Vitamin B5 and Omega 3 is also found in Salmon.

  • Magnesium 500mg a day before the bed, this relaxes the foots muscles.
  • Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) is known to relax the muscles and heals the plantar fasciitis tissue.
  • Fish Oil – Omega 3 in your diet increase natural repair and healing.

Eating anti inflammatory foods like turmeric, salmon, carrot, also contain the nutrients you need to get plantar fasciitis relief in 7 days and repair your plantar tendons and muscles.

Related Post: The Best Vitamins and Minerals to help heel pain

4: Strengthening The Muscles By Wearing Barefoot Shoes

One of the main causes of heel and plantar fasciitis is our footwear not wearing the right shoes for our feet and this weakens our foot muscles.

We were built to be walking barefoot and as we all wear shoes nowadays certain muscles and tendons are being used as shoes do not allow the natural movement they were designed for.

The majority of our foot muscles are weak as they are not being use!

So try walking around barefoot or use a pair of barefoot shoes naturally strengthen your feet fast.
Barefoot shoes look just like feet! so perfect for at home but you can buy barefoot shoes and trainers and Dr Axe recommends Merrells Barefoot Trainers and also Vibram Fivefingers KSO EVO.

Click here for more info and current pricing.
Vibram Men’s KSO EVO Cross Training Shoe, Black,43 EU/10.5-11 M US
Vibram Women’s KSO Evo Cross Training Shoe, Black ,39 EU/8 M US

By wearing barefoot shoes they will strengthen your calf muscles and all your small muscles in your feet plus your foots arches will be lifted,

The benefit of barefoot shoes are that will make your foot strong and the fascia tissue inflammation will be relieved and your foot pain free.

Not only do barefoot shoes relieve plantar fasciitis pain they will prevent reoccurrence of plantar pain.

When starting to wear Barefoot shoes Dr Axe recommends you start out 30mins – 1 hour a day and build your muscles up and allow the foot to become comfortable with the fit.

My Final Thoughts

These really are the solutions to plantar fasciitis relief in 7 days, Grab a pen and write them down.

  1. Deep massage
  2. Deep stretches
  3. Nutrients
  4. Barefoot shoes

“These 4 effective remedies for plantar fasciitis do not cost a penny!.”

You most likely have a tennis ball or rolling pin indoors as well as stairs!
And you can increase your daily nutrients through your food intake or by in expensive supplements.

Why not try walking around the house barefoot.

I challenge you to do these 4 things over the next 7 days and leave me a comment below of your progress.

So no more excuses my friend, get working on your feet and be plantar fasciitis pain free in the next 7 days.

Thanks for reading my post and i really hope you enjoyed and found value here to solve your plantar foot pain.

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 plantar fasciitis Relief NHS Info Pages
 5 most common symptoms of plantar fasciitis

Dr JK Bunion Relief Toe Protectors Toepal Kit Review 2016

 

Dr JK Bunion Relief Toe Protectors Toepal Kit Review

1646 Customer reviews so far…..

 

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I was searching on Amazon and came across this product the Dr JK Bunion Relief, Toe Protectors Toepal Kit. 

And it caught my attention because i wondered why I hadn’t thought of this idea.

Plus I couldn’t believe the amazing reviews and testimonials from happy customers who had already purchased the bunion relief kit.

1646 Amazon.com Reviews so far……

Dr JK manufactures Orthotics and gel foot care products, they are based and designed in the USA.

They provide physician certified and patented bunion care, plantar fasciitis, ball of foot cushions and other foot care products.

Presently they sell in 33 countries and growing and I like their money back guarantee and full customer service promise, which is very important when buying online.

And there website is www.doctor-jk.com if you want to visit them.
(But the best deals are to be had elsewhere see below)

The Dr JK Bunion Relief, Toe Protectors Toepal Kit is one of several Kit Foot Pain Relief products they have package up as one bulk product.

Which i believe is a fantastic idea!

What you get with the Dr JK Bunion Relief Kit is a comprehensive kit that gives you options to Correct / Protect/ Realign / Splint / Separate

Whats included in the Dr JK Bunion Relief Toe Protectors Toe Pal Kit

dr-jk-bunion-relief*Gel Bunion Sleeves
*Built in Toe Spreader
*Gel Bunion Guard Protects Hallux Valgus Joint
4.9% Protection
ONE PAIR
bunion big toe cap relief*Silicone Gel Bunion Guards sits over painful bunion joint.
Built in Toe Spreader
Hammer Toe Protector
4.8% Protection
ONE PAIR
dr-jk-toe-spreader-kit*Silicone Gel Toe Speaders Sits in-between the bunion (Big Toe) and Hammer Toe Second Toe
*Gently realigns toes.
4.4% Protection
ONE PAIR
Can Be A Little Uncomfortable
Dr JK Bunion Toe Protector toepal kitGel Bunion Separator
*Smaller version of Bunion Guards mostly separates the two toes and has a little protection to the outside of the bunion joint. Perfect from wearing at the gym
4.5% Protection
ONE PAIR
dr-jk-the-most-comprehensive-bunion-relief-toepal-_1Gel Bunion & Hammer Toe Spreaders.
Wear over night as a splint to encourage the toes to return to their natural position
4.00 % Protection
ONE PAIR

Features

The Dr JK Bunion Relief Kit is the only comprehensive all round treatment product on the market i have seen.  The Kit comes with 5 pairs of bunion protecting and correcting podiatry supports.

Normally you would buy one product at a time but i can appreciate the thinking behind  Dr JK Bunion Kit, as like with many foot pain issues you need more than one product to solve and relief the pain.

Whats included:

So you get 5 Pairs of Products so 10 pieces in total in the Dr JK Bunion Relief Toe Protectors Toepal Kit

  • One Pair Gel Bunion Sleeves with built in spreader.
  • One Pair Gel Bunion Guards with built in separator to push hammer to away.
  • One Pair Gel Bunion Mini Gel Guards with built in spreader.
  • One Pair Gel Two Toe Spreaders Use on Big Toe & Second Or Bunionettes 4 & 5th Toe.

If you have tried a Gel Bunion Guard the Dr JK Bunion Relief supports are excellent quality and the spreader is just the right width to gently push the hammer or second toe away from the bending bunion.

Bunion guards are one of the first purchases for bunion relief and I’m a big fan,  What you are getting in this kit is day and over night bunion relief options.

Plus depending on what shoes you are wearing theres a choice of support to choose from that will not be too visible or bulky in footwear.

Who`s Should Buy the DR JK Bunion Relief Toe Protectors Toepal Kit.

  • This is a unisex kit for anyone with a hallux values, Bunion disorder, Arthritic Big toe Joint, Hallux Rigidus, Broken Toe Joints.
  • If you suffer from pain in the big toe joint and second toe.
  • Your shoes are pinching and causing pressure on the big toe joint.
  • Anyone that suffers from clawed and arthritic toes.
  • If you have been diagnosed with a Hallux Valgus or Hallux Rigidus Condition.

Pricing & Purchase

I have found that Amazon offer the best prices for the Dr JK Bunion Kit and in the US & UK options with free postage too.

Plus when you buy from Amazon you get the Dr JK Price promise and full customer service included, so i thinks thats a win win for the consumer.

Now you could buy all these 5 pairs of supports individually and i have priced out the kit to be over $27 using poor quality gel supports so at around $15 / £14 you are getting a unremarkable deal. 

I believe if I packaged up this kit using medical silicone gel supports i would be looking to charge my private patients £25 plus to give you an idea of the value of this kit.

Pros

The really cool thing i like about the Dr JK Bunion Relief Toe Protectors Toepal Kit is all of the piece you get in the kit and the choices it allows you to make depending on how your bunions are aching or not.

You have supports to guard and shield the bunion  joints if you just want protection from pressure and friction.

And also splints and realigning supports to gently correct the bunion and hammer toes so they sit comfortable in footwear.

Wearing podiatry supports will ease and prevent foot pain when worn, and for the majority of people they will make walking and standing for long periods of time a lot more comfortable.

Gel supports will prevent callus and corns on the bunion joint.

The Gel bunion sleeve is discreet and also prevents ball of foot pain as well as bunion relief support.

Gels can be washed in soapy water to keep clean.

Cons

These will not stop you from getting a full blown bunion but they may prevent surgery for the time being.

Some of the pieces like the spreaders and separators can be a little clumsy and uncomfortable in smart shoes.

If wearing daily the life span of gel supports is normally around 2-3 months only.

For some patients who may be elderly or having trouble reaching their feet the supports can be tricky to put on the toes.

Alternative products

If you are still unsure about the bunion 5 piece kit, i would personally recommend a slips bunion guard which is a mesh sleeve with a built in silicone gel pad that sits around the bunions joint and offers fantastic cushioning and offer all day comfort when on your feet for long periods of time.  My buddy who is an air steward swears by them to get his feet thru a 12 hour flight.

Also you can try a soothing or ice treatment gel like biofreeze this is an inexpensive ointment which you rub into the big toe joint 2-3 times a day and this relaxes the ligaments, tendons and joints.

My Final Thought!

Bunions are a real pain! and thanks to my mother i have inherited one too!

Although at 43 years I’m not experiencing a lot of movement to the joint I can see the common inward bend of the toe appearing and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it will not progress into a full blown bunion disorder and hammer toe problem.

But if it does i would defiantly try some the Dr JK Bunion Relief Toe Protectors Toepal Kit help me relieve the pain in my joint and also protect the pointed out joint from corns and friction from tight shoes i may wear.

I presently get some pain from my bunion and my arch as i have a flat foot and i have worn a silipos gel sleeve which i found very comfortable.

The cons many patients say about the kit is theres so many pieces,
Some of the spreaders are uncomfortable,

but please do not let that put you off the bunion guards and sleeves and night splints are all very comfortable and easy to put on.

I Believe the pros of the kit totally outweigh the cons on this product and the cost of $15 is simply remarkable!  Well done Dr JK.

To purchase a Dr JK Bunion Relief Toe Protectors Toepal Kit and get the money back guarantee and the full customer support deal offered on

Amazon click here:>>>>
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I hope you have found this post Dr JK Bunion Relief Toe Protectors Toepal Kit Review 2016 helpful and you can now make your choice of bunion supports a lot more easier.  I would be grateful of you would share on social media and like the post if you have found value in it.

Also im a real person ! if you have a foot health question please leave me a comment below and i will be more than happy to respond.

Zara Butti MAFHP MCFHP
Foot Pain Relief Expert

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The 5 Best Corn Removers Reviews For Under $10

The 5 Best Corn Removers –
You Can Use For Under $10

best corn removers

Getting rid of corns on your toes does not have to be challenging or a painful experience.

And choosing the best corn removers for your toes can be broken down leaving you to choose one of the these 5 podiatry recommend products,

That will not only remove the painful corn but restore the skin back to normal and prevent any further corns coming back.

The 5 Best Corn Removers that i use are (in no particular order)

  • CREAM -Pickles Foot Ointment
  • Salicylic Acid –  based topical treatment
  • Animal /Chiropody Wool – Old fashioned by effective lambs wool you wrap around the toes.
  • Strong Gel Plasters – Compeed corn plasters
  • Toe Support -Corn Toe Wraps /Toe Protector

The great thing about all these treatments are that they all cost under $10 and they all work a treat.

corn on foot removal

Learning how to stop corns in the first place is a good place to start.

It may be as simple as changing your shoes regularly, I like boots but often their pointed shape creates a corn on my little toe.

So to make sure i do not get a corn to often i wear a compeed plaster and i make sure i do not wear the boots to many days running.

Why do you get corns on your toes?

Corns appear on toes because of friction and pressure.
Usually its because your toes are being pushed into the toe box area like when you wear high heels or because of new tight fitting shoes that cause friction as you walk.

  • Corns are treatable and do not return when caused by footwear.

You may also be more prone to corns on your toes if you suffer from a bunion, hammer toe, or clawed toes.

  • Corns will return even when they are removed , but pain can be prevented and the growth of the corns slowed down by using a corn remover product.

I personally believe the best way to get rid of a corn on your toe when you get one is to either:

a) Use a Corn Wrap / Toe Protector.
b) Compeed Plaster.

Lets get into more detail about the best corn removers for under $10 you can use and get instant relief for your toes.

Cream

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The only cream i know specifically for corns is Pickles.

This ointment contains salicylic acid (50%).

 

Im not a big fan of using acid on corns or warts but it is a effective and fast treatment that will get rid of corns.

Pros
Thick ointment easy to apply daily,  usually cures corns in around 3-4 weeks.

The ointment builds up and then It peels the corn layers off after each application and is good for larger corns and callus under the foot.

Cons
Salicylic acid burns and if applied to normal healthy skin will burn and will cause damage to the skin.

Be very careful not to burn your skin.

Picks is a slow treatment 3-4 weeks.

I personally wouldn’t use Pickles on soft corns in between the toes because it will burn like hell ! Use a Compeed plaster instead.

Topical Treatments

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Topical corn removal treatments include Cuplex .

Cuplex is gel application which also contain salicylic acid and lactic acid , it comes in a 5g tube.

It is applied once a day, and also good for hard corns, verruca and plantar warts.

It is water resistant so you can shower daily.

Pros

Duplex is a well known Chiropody product in the UK and is an excellent choice for small hard corns and callus on the foot.

Only One application a day is needed and no plaster is required as the gel forms a gel protective layer of the corn.

Cons
Salicylic acid is extremely abrasive so i would recommend you apply vaseline around the area of the corn before application,

this will protect the healthy skin from being burnt.

Its a little tricky and messy to apply from a fine pointed tube.
So you may need assistance to apply the product in the correct spot.

Chiropody Wool

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Old fashioned Chiropody  Lambs wool or now adays known it is known as Animal wool.

Chiropody wool looks like cotton wool but it is abrasive.

Lams wools has been used for decades to protect the toes in shoes by dancers and athletes.

Lambs wool matts and can be moulded around the toes or pushed into the toe box area of shoes.

It prevents friction and pressure from high shoes and prevents corns returning and forming in the first place.  I love chiropody wool and use it daily on my patients feet.

Pros

  • Chiropody wool is not going to cause any additional pain like acid and cream treatments.  It is a proven Chiropody treatment for corns and is very effective and prevents friction.
  • It can be moulded around toes and matts in place and can be used multiple times.  A very in-expensive corn removal product.

Cons

  • Not ideal for corns on the little toe or bunionette joint but perfect choice for soft corns in between the toes and corns on hammer or clawed toes.

Gel Corn Plasters

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I have used Compeed plasters for the past 7 years on my patients corns and also my own corn which i got because of a new pair of boots ,

and in desperation whilst out in London i purchased a pack of Compeed Corn Plasters which instantly solved the pain and pressure.

Compeed plasters are a strong gel Hydrocolloidal plasters, you can apply to any corn types soft and hard on any toes.

The great thing about Compeed corn plasters is that you leave them on for 3-5 days they are waterproof,

and when you remove the plaster it draws the core of the corn out with it.

  • Pros
    They instantly stop pain from corns.  The clear gel is discreet and once applied to the toe is invisible and very comfortable.
  • I believe these are the best corn removers to buy.
  • Instantly stops pain.Cons
  • They are incredibly sticky and have protective wrapping on both sides of the plaster so they can be tricky removing the packaging.
  • Crazy but be careful as you can easily waste a plaster. They come in packs of 6 usually.

 

Toe Supports/ Corn Wraps

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Corn Wraps cushion, protect and stops pressure from footwear.

They are very easy to use you simply pull them onto the toe that need protecting.

Perfect choice for toes that need full time protection maybe hammer toes, arthritic toes, clawed toes.

Pros

  • Washable and reusable cushion pads
  • Very in-expensive
  • Protects and cushions toes idea for runners or people that play a lot of sport.

Cons

  • If you find it hard to bend and reach your toes they are not ideal
  • Cannot be left on 24 hours a day as they will soften the skin too much.

My final opinion

For me when i suffered from a hard corn on my little toe from a pair of new boots, i can still remember the pain corns on toes cause!.

I needed a instant pain relief so i could keep walking and continue with my day out and the Compeed Plasters for me solved my problem instantly.

But if you suffer from corns because of the biomechanics of your feet from bunions, injuries, hammer toes, clawed toes then i would recommend you protect your toes on a daily basis.

This will prevent the corns causing you pain and prevent reoccurring corns to become large and infected and very very painful!.

So its well worth testing out a couple of products on my best corn removers list and find a product that suits your toes.

And for under $10 they defiantly do not break the bank.

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Zara Butti MAFHP MCFHP
Foot Pain Relief Expert