Now that I'm older, I'm starting to get all sorts of problems I never even thought about before! One of them was a lump I started to notice on the knuckle of a toe. The knuckle was showing signs arthritis, and the skin above the bump was starting to dry out and crust over. I remember seeing that on my mother's toes when I was a kid. I didn't know what to do, but I knew I didn't want a corn! So, I starting looking for things to prevent corns.
I saw the things my mom had used 50+ years ago, and thought that they must have come up with something better. I tried lots of home remedies, creams, lotions and bandaging, before I discovered these silicone covers. I had my doubts, but I decided to try them.
They worked FAR better than I anticipated. I popped one over that toe whenever I was going to be wearing shoes to prevent rubbing. In a short amount of time, I noticed, first, that the skin was much better. No more dry hard skin on the knuckle, but the round raised area was still there. After another week or so, I noticed that that circle of skin was also less prominent! These silicone covers not only prevented the rubbing, but moistened the skin, too.
I tried putting two of them next to one another and that was not working. When I had one on my big toe and one on the toe next to it, the one on the big toe always tore. But, just using one works great.
Does it work for the other ailments in the toes? I don't know. I just know that it worked for my problem. But, with the success of using them on my toe to prevent the corn, I would definitely try them for other problems.
They are easy to keep clean, too. Take it off, turn in inside out and wash with soap and water. Let it dry and it's ready to use again.
Definitely worth a try!
I have some truly UGLY feet, so I apologize for the pix.