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Causes and Definition of Corns on the Feet

Corns, a frequent foot woe, can cause severe pain and discomfort. Corns are defined as localized areas of thickened skin that develop in response to repeated pressure or friction, typically over bony areas of the foot. These often form on the toes or sides of the feet, presenting as small, hardened bumps with a central core. Ill-fitting footwear, such as tight shoes or high heels, stands out as a primary cause, subjecting the feet to constant rubbing and pressure. Other contributing factors include deformities like hammertoes or bunions, altering the foot's structure and leading to increased friction. Additionally, activities such as walking barefoot can exacerbate the formation of corns. Understanding the causes and characteristics of corns equips individuals to make informed choices, including proper footwear selection and preventive measures. If you have developed a corn on your foot that has become painful, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can provide effective relief options.

Corns can make walking very painful and should be treated immediately. If you have questions regarding your feet and ankles, contact Thomas Vail, DPM of Step Alive 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 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 our office located in Findlay, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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