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Why Do Corns Develop?

Monday, 12 August 2019 00:00

Research has indicated that the majority of corns that develop on the feet occur as a result of wearing shoes that do not fit correctly. They are defined as small areas of hardened skin that form on top of or between the toes, and develop from excess friction. Mild relief may be obtained when the feet are soaked in warm water, which can be helpful in softening the corn. Some patients find it helpful to use a corn pad, and this may be beneficial in reducing any pain and discomfort that the corn produces. Corns can be managed and possibly prevented when shoes that fit properly are worn, and have adequate room for the toes to move freely in. If you are afflicted with a corn, it is advised to consult with a podiatrist who can offer you the best treatment techniques.

If you have any concerns regarding your feet and ankles, contact Dr. Joshua David Scoll of Pennsylvania. Our doctor 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 doctor to determine the best treatment option for your case of corns.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Philadelphia and Bensalem, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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