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Corns on the Toes

Corns are hardened layers of skin that emerge on the toes as a protective response to repeated friction or pressure. They often stem from ill-fitting footwear or an underlying foot deformity, such as hammertoes. When shoes that are too loose or tight force the foot into an unnatural position, certain areas rub against the shoe with each step. Over time, this constant pressure and friction encourages the skin to thicken and form a corn as a defensive measure. Typically forming on the tops and sides of toes or between them, corns can be either hard, appearing on bony areas where the skin is thin, or soft, developing in moist areas like between the toes. While corns are essentially benign, they signal a problem with foot mechanics or footwear, and they can become painful and lead to discomfort. If you have corns on the toes, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist, who can help you pinpoint the source of the problem and offer corrective treatments. 

Corns can make walking very painful and should be treated immediately. If you have questions regarding your feet and ankles, contact Charles Perry, DPM of Ohio. 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 offices located in Cambridge and Zanesville, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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