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Tuesday, 19 March 2024 00:00

Corns on the Toes

Corns are hardened layers of skin that emerge on the toes as a protective response to repeated friction or pressure. They often stem from ill-fitting footwear or an underlying foot deformity, such as hammertoes. When shoes that are too loose or tight force the foot into an unnatural position, certain areas rub against the shoe with each step. Over time, this constant pressure and friction encourages the skin to thicken and form a corn as a defensive measure. Typically forming on the tops and sides of toes or between them, corns can be either hard, appearing on bony areas where the skin is thin, or soft, developing in moist areas like between the toes. While corns are essentially benign, they signal a problem with foot mechanics or footwear, and they can become painful and lead to discomfort. If you have corns on the toes, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist, who can help you pinpoint the source of the problem and offer corrective treatments. 

If you have any concerns regarding your feet and ankles, contact Steven Wolfington, DPM of Sheboygan Foot Care, LLC. Our podiatrist 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 podiatrist 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 Sheboygan, WI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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