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Risk Factors Associated With Foot Corns

Foot corns are hard, raised bumps that form due to excessive pressure or friction on the foot, leading to the deposit of keratin in the skin layers. Corns on the feet typically develop on or between the toes, below the toenail bed, or on the sole of the foot. Common causes include wearing tight or ill-fitting shoes, walking or running barefoot, and prolonged standing. The symptoms of foot corns include discomfort while walking or standing, pain, and in some cases, a burning sensation. To treat foot corns, it is essential to soften the skin and remove the thickened layers. This can be achieved through soaking the feet in warm water or using a pumice stone. Addressing the underlying cause is crucial to prevent recurrence, and this may involve changing shoe type or size. Certain risk factors can increase the likelihood of developing foot corns, such as diabetes, foot deformities, poor blood circulation, and overpronation or oversupination while walking. If over-the-counter remedies don't provide relief, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist, which is especially important for anyone with diabetes or foot deformities. 

Corns can make walking very painful and should be treated immediately. If you have questions regarding your feet and ankles, contact Dr. John Branwell of Kearny, New Jersey. 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 office located in Kearny, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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