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Types and Causes of Foot Corns

Corns on the feet are small, yet bothersome, skin formations that can cause significant pain if left untreated. Foot corns, which are composed of layers of dead skin cells, typically appear as thick, circular, raised areas of skin. They commonly develop on, near, or between the toes, below the toenail bed, or on the sole of the feet. The three primary types of foot corns are hard corns, soft corns, and seed corns. Regardless of their type, foot corns can cause discomfort, pain, and a burning sensation, particularly when wearing shoes or walking barefoot. Foot corns develop from excessive pressure or friction on the foot. Causes include wearing tight or ill-fitting shoes, prolonged standing, and walking or running barefoot. It's a good idea to address foot corns promptly and effectively to prevent complications. A podiatrist can offer personalized treatment options, including professional corn removal techniques and recommendations for footwear modifications. If you are experiencing the discomfort of corns on the foot, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist to determine the type of corn and its proper treatment.

Corns can make walking very painful and should be treated immediately. If you have questions regarding your feet and ankles, contact Dr. Kenneth Donovan of Advanced Care Foot and Ankle. 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 one of our offices located in Warren, Livingston, and Toms River, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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