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Dealing With Corns on the Feet

Tuesday, 14 March 2023 00:00

Corns on the feet are the result of combining motion with friction. For example, a tight pair of shoes can press one of the toes against the top, side, or bottom of the shoe causing a callus or corn to form. A callus is a buildup of skin that serves to protect the foot from repetitive friction. It is rarely painful. A corn, however, can become exceedingly painful when a small seed develops within the toughened skin. There are a number of ways to remove a corn that involve acids that may burn away the layers of skin, but it is best to seek the help of a podiatrist before trying these at home. The podiatrist can examine the cause of the corn and recommend the proper treatment option. In some cases, it may be necessary to have orthotic devices or arch supports made specifically for your foot, as in the case of overpronation or arch problems. In addition, the podiatrist may recommend toe separators, toe straighteners, or toe caps to relieve the pressure from friction, along with guidelines on proper footwear. If you have developed a corn on the foot, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist for safe treatment and removal options.

Corns can make walking very painful and should be treated immediately. If you have questions regarding your feet and ankles, contact Dr. Nooshin Zolfaghari of VIP Foot & Ankle Center. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Corns: What Are They? And How Do You Get Rid of Them?
Corns are thickened areas on the skin that can become painful. They are caused by excessive pressure and friction on the skin. Corns press into the deeper layers of the skin and are usually round in shape.

Ways to Prevent Corns
There are many ways to get rid of painful corns such as:

  • Wearing properly fitting shoes that have been measured by a professional
  • Wearing shoes that are not sharply pointed or have high heels
  • Wearing only shoes that offer support

Treating Corns

Although most corns slowly disappear when the friction or pressure stops, this isn’t always the case. Consult with your podiatrist to determine the best treatment option for your case of corns.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Pembroke Pines, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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