Coupled with friction, an excessive amount of pressure on the feet is the most probable cause of corns. Corns can cause the skin to become dry and hardened; the skin’s consistency can also become soft and rubbery, which most often occurs between the toes. Infections can be common for patients with poor circulation or diabetes, and treatment may be necessary to prevent complications. Many options are available for treating corns. Pumice stones are an effective way to remove thickened skin from the foot, though if used incorrectly they can cause damage. The use of foam wedges between the toes may also be recommended to relieve pressure from soft corns. Wearing supportive shoes, preferably with a low heel, may be helpful as well. A consultation with a podiatrist is advised for a diagnosis and assessment of any underlying causes of corns.
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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
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.
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