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Different Types of Foot Corns and Prevention Tips

Foot corns are painful patches of thickened skin that come in various forms, each requiring a different approach for prevention and treatment. Hard corns typically develop on the tops of toes or on the outer sides of the little toes. Soft corns occur between the toes, usually due to friction and moisture. Seed corns are tiny and tend to appear on the bottom of the feet, often causing discomfort when walking. Wearing properly fitted shoes with ample toe room can reduce friction and pressure on the feet, thus preventing corn formation. Regularly moisturizing the feet can also help soften skin and prevent the development of corns. Using protective pads or cushions can alleviate pressure points and reduce the risk of corn formation. Lastly, maintaining good foot hygiene and avoiding prolonged periods of standing or walking barefoot can further reduce the likelihood of developing foot corns. If you have developed a corn on your foot, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can provide you with the appropriate treatment options.

Corns can make walking very painful and should be treated immediately. If you have questions regarding your feet and ankles, contact the foot specialists of Podiatry Associates of Belleville. Our doctors 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 Belleville, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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