Corns on the feet can be a painful and frustrating problem. These small, hardened areas of skin can develop on the toes or bottom of the feet from friction or pressure. One cause of corns is wearing tight or improperly-fitted shoes, which can create constant friction on specific areas of the feet, leading to the formation of these painful skin growths. Also, individuals with foot deformities, such as bunions or hammertoes, may be more susceptible to developing corns. Frequent wearing of high heels, which shifts body weight toward the front of the foot and increases pressure on the toes, often results in corn development. Athletes or those engaged in activities that repeatedly stress the feet are also at a higher risk. Treatment of corns includes wearing comfortable, well-fitted shoes, using cushioned pads to alleviate pressure, and considering custom-made orthotic insoles to correct foot alignment. If a corn persists and causes discomfort, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist. This foot doctor can safely remove a problematic corn and evaluate your feet to determine if custom orthotics may be needed in the future.
Corns: What Are They? and How Do You Get Rid of Them?
Corns can be described as areas of the skin that have thickened to the point of becoming painful or irritating. They are often layers and layers of the skin that have become dry and rough, and are normally smaller than calluses.
Ways to Prevent Corns
There are many ways to get rid of painful corns such as wearing:
- Well-fitting socks
- Comfortable shoes that are not tight around your foot
- Shoes that offer support
Treatment of corns involves removing the dead skin that has built up in the specific area of the foot. Consult with Our doctors to determine the best treatment option for your case of corns.
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