Corns are defined as small, but bothersome, patches of thickened skin, which can quietly disrupt our daily stride. These localized areas of pressure and friction often develop on the feet, particularly over areas that constantly rub against footwear. They are the skin's natural response to protect itself from irritation. However, when left untreated, corns can cause pain and discomfort. Prevention is the key to keeping corns at bay. Choosing shoes that fit well with ample toe room and cushioning can minimize friction. Regularly moisturizing the feet can help to keep skin supple and less prone to developing corns. Wearing orthotic inserts can help to provide proper arch support in addition to distributing pressure evenly. It is beneficial to recognize the importance of preventing corns on the feet, ensuring that each step remains comfortable and pain-free. If you have problematic corns on your feet, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist for effective relief options.
Corns can make walking very painful and should be treated immediately. If you have questions regarding your feet and ankles, contact one of our podiatrists of Toe-tal Family Footcare Associates. 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
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 Vista, CA and Las Vegas, NV . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.