Excessive Friction May Lead to Corns

Corns on the feet happen from excess friction between the skin and the shoe. The pinky toe is a common place to get them, and despite their small size, they can cause extreme pain. The medical term for a corn is known as a clavus, and the corn may diminish as the friction stops. The gait may be altered to alleviate the pain and can easily be remedied when the correct size shoes are worn. They may also develop on the soles of the feet, and mild relief may be found when the foot is soaked in warm water. People who have a foot deformity, such as bunions or hammertoe, may be prone to developing corns. This is often a result of the extended part of the toe touching the top or inside of the shoe. If you have a corn on your foot, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist who can educate you on effective prevention methods.

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 Biebel & DeCotiis Podiatry 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

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 Holmdel and Middletown, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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