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Paul Mayo, DPM
Kathan Shah, DPM
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Excessive Friction May Lead to Corns

Tuesday, 23 May 2023 00:00

Corns on the feet happen from excess friction between the skin and the shoe. The pinky toe is a common place to get them, and despite their small size, they can cause extreme pain. The medical term for a corn is known as a clavus, and the corn may diminish as the friction stops. The gait may be altered to alleviate the pain and can easily be remedied when the correct size shoes are worn. They may also develop on the soles of the feet, and mild relief may be found when the foot is soaked in warm water. People who have a foot deformity, such as bunions or hammertoe, may be prone to developing corns. This is often a result of the extended part of the toe touching the top or inside of the shoe. If you have a corn on your foot, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist who can educate you on effective prevention methods.

If you have any concerns regarding your feet and ankles, contact one of our podiatrists of Central Valley Foot & 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 offices located in Visalia and Porterville, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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