Shop late in the day. Due to gravity, your feet naturally get larger as the day progresses. That’s why a pair of shoes can feel just right in the morning, but be painfully tight later on. Doctors recommend buying shoes in the afternoon, when your feet are at their maximum size. This way, you won’t buy shoes that are too small, which would make your feet susceptible to rubbing. Apr 21, 2010 By Rose Welton Photo Caption Tea tree oil can be combined with olive oil to make a soak for calluses. Photo Credit Bottle of Olive Oil image by kellykramer from Fotolia.com Foot corn treatment can generally be implemented with over the counter medications. Treatment should begin immediately when the corn appears.A foot corn is an area of thickened skin that occurs in areas of pressure. In the foot, the skin will thicken up to protect itself when the areas of high pressure have not been eliminated. Eventually, you will experience a great deal of pain in the foot at the area of the corn.These bumps appear as a thickening on the top of your toes. Hard corns are normally located on the outer surface of the little toe or can also be found on the surface of other toes. A study reported in Health News(June 1998, page 5) established that regular walking in high heels may also cause arthritic knees and hips, conditions that affect twice as many women as men. High heels prevent the ankles from functioning as they should, causing added strain to the hips and knees. For those of you who are saying “I don’t have severe discomfort wearing heels; heels are just part of my life and I’m used to them,” you are only fooling yourselves. Consider Chinese women at the turn of the century who had their feet bound. For some of them, the inevitable, daily pain was just part of their life, too. Calluses typically develop as a result of excessive pressure or friction and are the body's way of protecting itself from the constant rubbing of a foreign object. Using a home remedy to soften up these thickened areas of skin provides an inexpensive way for most people to clean up these unsightly growths, but it's only one step in the process of getting rid of them for good. The Basics The skin may appear shiny and tight, depending on the amount of edema (swelling). The skin may also have brown or purple discoloration about the lower leg, known as "stasis skin changes." Although diseases or injury to your feet can be serious and quite painful most of the common conditions do not carry any serious threat to your health. These can also be easily taken care of by a competent foot doctor. Two of the most common issues that a foot doctor sees are patients with corns or calluses. A callus or corn is nothing more than the build up of hardened skin that forms over points of pressure on a bone prominence on either the top or bottom part of the foot These can be caused by irritation from poor fitting shoes or other causes. About the Author.