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Causes and Relief Solutions for Corns

Corns, commonly found on the feet, are thickened areas of skin that develop in response to repeated friction or pressure. They typically appear on weight-bearing areas like the toes, soles, or sides of the feet, where friction from footwear or underlying bone abnormalities occurs. Corns may present as hard or soft, depending on their location and the presence of moisture. While they are generally harmless, they can cause discomfort, pain, and even inflammation if left untreated. Relief solutions for corns often involve alleviating pressure and reducing friction in affected areas. Wearing properly fitting footwear with ample toe room and cushioning can help prevent corns from worsening. Additionally, using protective pads or inserts can provide padding and reduce friction. In more severe cases, seeking professional assistance from a podiatrist may be necessary for safe and effective removal of corns. Having a corn on the foot can be uncomfortable. If you have developed a corn, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can provide you with effective relief and prevention tips.

Corns can make walking very painful and should be treated immediately. If you have questions regarding your feet and ankles, contact one our of podiatrists of The Foot and Ankle Specialists. Our doctors 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 offices located in Houston, Deer Park, and Mont Belvieu, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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