Tuesday, 05 December 2023 00:00

What Are the Common Causes of Corns on the Feet?

Corns, those small, often painful patches of thickened skin, are a common foot woe with various underlying causes. One frequent instigator is wearing ill-fitting footwear, particularly shoes that squeeze or rub against certain areas of the foot, creating friction and pressure. High heels, narrow shoes, or those with inadequate cushioning can contribute to the development of corns. Structural abnormalities, such as bunions or hammertoes, alter the distribution of weight on the feet, leading to increased friction and corn formation. Repetitive actions or activities that place excessive pressure on specific areas of the feet can also trigger corns. Additionally, individuals with gait abnormalities may be more prone to developing corns due to altered foot mechanics. Understanding these common causes allows for proactive measures, such as choosing proper footwear and addressing structural issues. If you have developed a corn on your foot, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can treat it accordingly and offer appropriate prevention techniques.

If you have any concerns regarding your feet and ankles, contact Philip Hahn, DPM of Advanced 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 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

Treating Corns
Treatment of corns involves removing the dead skin that has built up in the specific area of the foot. Consult with Our doctor 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 Texarkana and, Pittsburg, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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