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What Causes Corns on the Feet?

Corns on the feet, while small in size, can cause significant discomfort and annoyance. These thickened, hardened areas of skin typically form in response to repetitive friction or pressure. Corns are the body's way of defending against this constant irritation, creating a protective barrier that may not always be welcome. The primary cause of corns is wearing ill-fitting footwear. Shoes that are too tight, narrow, or have high heels can squeeze the toes and create pressure points, prompting corn development. Similarly, wearing shoes with inadequate arch support can lead to corns on the soles. Other potential culprits can include deformities in the feet, such as bunions or hammertoes, which alter the foot's shape and increase the likelihood of corns. By paying attention to the health and comfort of your feet, you can avoid the persistent nuisance of corns. If you have developed one or more corns on your feet, it is suggested that you speak with a podiatrist who can guide you toward appropriate treatment methods.

If you have any concerns 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 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 doctor 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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