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Three Types of Corns

Corns on the feet are generally uncomfortable. They are defined as small, hardened layers of skin that develop as a result of excess friction. This is often caused by the shoes and socks that are worn and rub against the feet. Corns can form on the side of the pinky toe or on the bottom of the feet. Hard corns are considered to be the most common type of corns on the feet, and they are found on top of the toes. Corns that form between the toes are referred to as soft corns, and seed corns are on the soles of the feet. An effective method of preventing corns consists of wearing shoes that have enough room for the toes to move in freely. It is beneficial for people who enjoy wearing high heels to choose a shoe with the lowest heel height possible, in addition to refraining from wearing pointy shoes. Relief may be found when the foot is soaked in warm water, which can make it easier to use a pumice stone that can gently exfoliate it. If you have corns on your feet, it is suggested that you speak with a podiatrist who can offer you additional prevention techniques, and guide you toward the correct treatment.

If you have any concerns regarding your feet and ankles, contact one of the podiatrists of JE Foot & Ankle Associates. Our doctors 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 doctors 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 Fleming Island and Palm Coast, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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