The health of your feet can be compromised by a condition known as corns of the feet. Corns are a type of callus that can develop on the feet, and they are usually composed of dead skin cells. Corns typically occur as a result of pressure and/or friction being applied to an area of the foot. There are several different kinds of corns that may develop on your feet. For example, you may have hard corns, soft corns, or seed corns. In some cases, the corns on your feet may be causing discomfort and pain. While seed corns are not typically painful, for instance, soft corns can cause pain. If you have a corn, it is important for you to be mindful of any pain you feel. If the corn becomes especially painful, or if it is red and leaking liquid of some sort, it is a good idea to seek out medical attention as soon as possible. Podiatrists specialize in maintaining the health of the feet and are particularly equipped to help you with your corns. Therefore, if you are experiencing a significant amount of pain in your feet due to a corn, it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist as soon as you can, who will help you identify and address the problem.
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
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.
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