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Three Types of Corns on the Feet

Tuesday, 09 May 2023 00:00

People who have had a corn on their foot are often bewildered by the amount of pain and discomfort this small hardened area of skin can cause. A corn develops as a result of excess friction that can be caused by the shoes or socks that are worn. They may also develop from having an underlying bone condition, or possibly from a misaligned toe joint. Hard corns can form on the side of the pinky toe, and soft corns are found between the toes. There is another type of corn that grows on the sole of the foot, referred to as seed corns. Some people find temporary relief by placing a protective covering over the corn, in addition to wearing shoes that fit correctly. Mild corns may be treated topically by using prescribed medicine, or it may require minor surgery for permanent removal. If you have a corn on your foot, it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist who can offer a  treatment method that is correct for you. 

Corns can make walking very painful and should be treated immediately. If you have questions regarding your feet and ankles, contact John Horlebein, DPM of Northern Cascades Foot & Ankle, LLC. 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 Chelan, WA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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