If you have a corn that has formed between the toes, you are most likely familiar with the pain and discomfort this condition may cause. It generally develops as a result of excess friction from wearing shoes and socks that do not fit correctly, and can produce severe discomfort. Additionally, they may form on the tops or sides of the toes for similar reasons. Patients have found moderate relief when the affected foot is soaked in warm water, followed by using a good moisturizer, which may help to soften the corn. It is also suggested that using an emery board can be beneficial to gently file the corn down. Another method used to decrease discomfort involves using a corn pad until it diminishes in size, which may be helpful in relieving any existing pressure. If you have a corn on any part of your foot that is affecting your daily activities, it is advised that you consult with a podiatrist who can recommend possible removal methods.
Corns can make walking very painful and should be treated immediately. If you have questions regarding your feet and ankles, contact Dr. Martin Sloan of Lake Pointe Foot & Ankle. 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
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 offices located in Rockwall and Abilene, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.
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