Corns on the feet are the result of continued pressure on the skin that causes it to thicken. The major culprit in the formation of a foot corn is improperly fitting shoes. A corn is most likely to form on the outside of the pinky toe, between the toes, or on the sole of the foot. If a nerve is pressured, or if the corn rubs against a bone, it may become painful. Other causes of corns are seams in a shoe that rub against the toe, having hammertoes or bunions, and having an abnormal gait. Changing footwear is the first way you can reduce the risk of developing corns on the feet. It is helpful to avoid shoes with a narrow and low toe box, wear socks that resist moisture, in addition to finding shoes that made of more flexible materials. Special pads that protect the area of the corn from friction are helpful in reducing pain and relieving pressure. Removing the corn is another treatment method, but it is best left to a podiatrist. If you have a particularly painful corn on the foot, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist who can determine what the best treatment method is for you.
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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