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Causes and Definition of Corns on the Feet

Corns, a frequent foot woe, can cause severe pain and discomfort. Corns are defined as localized areas of thickened skin that develop in response to repeated pressure or friction, typically over bony areas of the foot. These often form on the toes or sides of the feet, presenting as small, hardened bumps with a central core. Ill-fitting footwear, such as tight shoes or high heels, stands out as a primary cause, subjecting the feet to constant rubbing and pressure. Other contributing factors include deformities like hammertoes or bunions, altering the foot's structure and leading to increased friction. Additionally, activities such as walking barefoot can exacerbate the formation of corns. Understanding the causes and characteristics of corns equips individuals to make informed choices, including proper footwear selection and preventive measures. If you have developed a corn on your foot that has become painful, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can provide effective relief options.

If you have any concerns regarding your feet and ankles, contact Jeffrey Rosenblatt, DPM of New York. 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 one of our offices located in Brooklyn, NY or New York City. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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