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Corns Can Be Painful, and Relief Is Often Sought

People who experience corns are aware of how painful they can be. A corn can develop in several places on the feet, including the pinky toe, the sole of the foot, or between the toes. It is a hardened area of skin that happens in response to pressure that is exerted in a particular place on the foot. They gradually form as a result of excessive friction that generally comes from wearing shoes and socks that do not fit correctly. Corns are divided into three categories, and this is based on where they develop. A soft corn is found between the toes and is named because of the constant moisture that is found in this area. Smaller corns are known as seed corns and are found on the bottom of the foot. They can be painful from the pressure that is exerted on this part of the foot. The top of the toes may produce hard corns and can be equally as painful. If you have a corn on your foot, it is suggested that you speak to a podiatrist who can bring you relief with appropriate treatments. 

If you have any concerns regarding your feet and ankles, contact one of our podiatrists of Gerber Podiatry Clinic. 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 our office located in Evanston, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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