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Definition and Types of Corns

Corns are thickened areas of skin that develop due to repeated friction or pressure, often on the feet. They typically form on the tops or sides of toes and can be painful when pressed. There are two main types of corns which are hard and soft. Hard corns are the most common, appearing as small, dense, and circular areas of thickened skin, usually found on the tops of toes or other bony areas. Soft corns, in contrast, are whitish and rubbery in texture, typically developing between the toes where the skin is moist from sweat. Both types of corns result from excessive pressure and friction, often due to wearing ill-fitting shoes or abnormal toe movements. Corns on the feet can be painful and may cause difficulty in completing daily tasks. If you have developed a corn, it is suggested that you speak to a podiatrist who can offer you effective relief options.

If you have any concerns regarding your feet and ankles, contact one of our podiatrists of Lakewood Family Foot and Ankle. 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 our office located in Lakewood, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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