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Causes of Foot Corns

A foot corn, medically known as a heloma, is a common foot condition characterized by a localized thickening of the skin that usually occurs on the feet or toes. These corns are typically small, circular, or conical in shape, and may have a central core of hard, dense material. The two primary types of foot corns are hard corns and soft corns. Hard corns often form on the tops or sides of toes and the balls of the feet, appearing as yellow or gray, dense patches of skin. Soft corns tend to develop between the toes in moist, sweaty areas, having a softer, more rubbery texture. The main cause of foot corns is persistent friction and pressure on the skin, often due to wearing ill-fitting shoes, high heels, toe deformities, walking abnormalities, or excessive moisture exposure. If corns develop on your feet and become painful, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist who can recommend appropriate treatments and measures for relief. These may include wearing protective pads, cushioning, orthotics, or, in some cases, professional corn removal.

If you have any concerns regarding your feet and ankles, contact Ronald Pieroni, DPM of Bolingbrook Foot and Ankle Center. 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 office located in Bolingbrook, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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