Definition and Common Causes of Corns on the Feet

Corns on the feet are a prevalent and often painful foot condition that can affect anyone. These small, thickened areas of skin typically develop in response to excessive pressure or friction, often found on the toes or the soles of the feet. Corns are the body’s defense mechanism, building up layers of skin to protect against irritation. They can be hard or soft, depending on their location and the amount of pressure they endure. One of the primary causes of corns is wearing ill-fitting footwear, especially shoes that are too tight or have high heels, as they squeeze and rub against the feet. Abnormalities in foot structure, such as bunions or hammertoes, can also lead to increased pressure and corn formation. Additionally, activities that involve repetitive friction, like jogging or walking long distances, can contribute to corn development. Understanding the definition and causes of corns on the feet is the first step in preventing and managing this uncomfortable condition. Wearing proper footwear, regular foot care, and seeking professional guidance from a podiatrist can help to alleviate the discomfort and ensure your feet remain healthy and pain-free. If you have developed corns on any part of your foot, it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist who can offer you effective prevention and relief tips.

If you have any concerns regarding your feet and ankles, contact Kenneth H. Nixon, DPM of Western Reserve Foot Clinic. 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 Stow, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.