A corn can form in different parts of the foot as a result of excess friction. It is defined as a hard, thickened area and will typically cause severe pain and discomfort. If the shoes that are worn do not fit properly, a corn may form on the inside of the pinky toe. Relief may be found if a pad is worn over the affected area. Additionally, it may help to soak the affected foot in warm water, as this may aid in softening the corn. Afterward, a pumice stone can be used to gently file the corn to remove any dead skin. When toenails are properly trimmed, pressure may be avoided from the nail touching the skin, and this may help to prevent corns from developing. If you suffer from corns, it is suggested that you seek the counsel of a podiatrist who can assist you in choosing the proper treatment.
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 layered, and these layers of 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 doctor to determine the best treatment option for your case of corns.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Greater Washington Advanced Podiatry in Germantown, MD. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.