Research has indicated that the majority of corns that develop on the feet occur as a result of wearing shoes that do not fit correctly. They are defined as small areas of hardened skin that form on top of or between the toes, and develop from excess friction. Mild relief may be obtained when the feet are soaked in warm water, which can be helpful in softening the corn. Some patients find it helpful to use a corn pad, and this may be beneficial in reducing any pain and discomfort that the corn produces. Corns can be managed and possibly prevented when shoes that fit properly are worn, and have adequate room for the toes to move freely in. If you are afflicted with a corn, it is advised to consult with a podiatrist who can offer you the best treatment techniques.
Corns can make walking very painful and should be treated immediately. If you have questions regarding your feet and ankles, contact Dr.Eji Shobowale of DeNiel 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
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 Cypress, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.