Corns, a common foot ailment, refer to thickened areas of skin that develop in response to pressure or friction. These small, round, or cone-shaped growths typically form on the toes or feet, causing discomfort and pain. The two primary types of corns are hard corns and soft corns. Hard corns, also known as heloma durum, form on dry, firm areas of skin, often on the tops or sides of toes. Soft corns, or heloma molle, develop between the toes where the skin is moist, appearing white and rubbery. Corns develop as a protective mechanism against repeated pressure or friction, commonly caused by wearing ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or excessive walking or running. Additionally, foot deformities like bunions or hammertoes can contribute to corn formation. Understanding the medical terminology associated with corns and their underlying causes is essential for effective treatment and prevention strategies. Corns on the feet can be painful. If you have developed this foot condition, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can offer you effective relief techniques.

If you have any concerns 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 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 doctors 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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