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What Causes Corns on the Feet?

Corns on the feet, while small in size, can cause significant discomfort and annoyance. These thickened, hardened areas of skin typically form in response to repetitive friction or pressure. Corns are the body's way of defending against this constant irritation, creating a protective barrier that may not always be welcome. The primary cause of corns is wearing ill-fitting footwear. Shoes that are too tight, narrow, or have high heels can squeeze the toes and create pressure points, prompting corn development. Similarly, wearing shoes with inadequate arch support can lead to corns on the soles. Other potential culprits can include deformities in the feet, such as bunions or hammertoes, which alter the foot's shape and increase the likelihood of corns. By paying attention to the health and comfort of your feet, you can avoid the persistent nuisance of corns. If you have developed one or more corns on your feet, it is suggested that you speak with a podiatrist who can guide you toward appropriate treatment methods.

Corns can make walking very painful and should be treated immediately. If you have questions regarding your feet and ankles, contact Dr. Royall of Mountain View Foot & Ankle Clinic. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Corns: What Are They? And How Do You Get Rid of Them?
Corns are thickened areas on the skin that can become painful. They are caused by excessive pressure and friction on the skin. Corns press into the deeper layers of the skin and are usually round in shape.

Ways to Prevent Corns
There are many ways to get rid of painful corns such as:

  • Wearing properly fitting shoes that have been measured by a professional
  • Wearing shoes that are not sharply pointed or have high heels
  • Wearing only shoes that offer support

Treating Corns

Although most corns slowly disappear when the friction or pressure stops, this isn’t always the case. Consult with your 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 Lehi, UT . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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