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Corns Caused by Friction

Corns on the feet are often the result of rubbing and mechanical stress on the skin. When there is repetitive friction on a certain area of the foot, the skin may respond by thickening and forming a hardened, raised bump known as a corn. Bony prominences, such as the toes or the sides of the feet, are more susceptible to corn development caused by rubbing against the shoes. Corns can also form in response to wearing ill-fitting footwear, high heels, or possibly from having foot deformities that alter the distribution of weight and pressure on the feet. While corns themselves are not usually harmful, they can cause discomfort or pain, especially when walking or wearing shoes. Podiatrists, or foot doctors, can address corns through various treatments, such as trimming, padding, or orthotic devices to provide relief. If you are struggling with corns on the feet, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist for personalized treatment options. 

If you have any concerns regarding your feet and ankles, contact one of our podiatrists of Columbus Podiatry & Surgery. Our podiatrists 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 podiatrists 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 Columbus, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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