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Understanding and Preventing Discomfort From Corns on the Feet

Corns are defined as small, but bothersome, patches of thickened skin, which can quietly disrupt our daily stride. These localized areas of pressure and friction often develop on the feet, particularly over areas that constantly rub against footwear. They are the skin's natural response to protect itself from irritation. However, when left untreated, corns can cause pain and discomfort. Prevention is the key to keeping corns at bay. Choosing shoes that fit well with ample toe room and cushioning can minimize friction. Regularly moisturizing the feet can help to keep skin supple and less prone to developing corns. Wearing orthotic inserts can help to provide proper arch support in addition to distributing pressure evenly. It is beneficial to recognize the importance of preventing corns on the feet, ensuring that each step remains comfortable and pain-free. If you have problematic corns on your feet, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist for effective relief options.

If you have any concerns regarding your feet and ankles, contact Dr. Thomas E. Silver of Westwood 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 Golden Valley, MN . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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