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Corns on Different Places of the Foot

A small area of thickened skin on the side of the pinky toe or on top of the toes may indicate a corn has developed. It can cause extreme discomfort, despite its small size. They form as a result of excess friction that typically comes from wearing shoes that do not fit correctly. It is the body’s natural defense to protect skin that has become irritated. It presses on sensory nerves, and that’s what causes the pain. Soft corns form between the toes. They remain soft from the constant moisture from sweat glands that are found there. Corns on the sides or top of toes may feel better when the foot is soaked in warm water, and small corns may be filed down with a pumice stone. Stubborn or larger corns often need medical attention, and if you are afflicted with this ailment, it is suggested that you speak with a chiropodist as quickly as possible who can provide you with relief options.

Corns are small bumps or dry, hardened skin that can arise on the feet, usually in response to friction. Corns can be asymptomatic, or they can be uncomfortable or painful. If you have corns that are bothering you, please consult with one of the chiropodists from Complete Family Footcare & Therapy. Our clinicians can help you maintain the health of your lower limbs and your mobility. 

There are three types of corns:

  • Hard corns

    • Often occur on the tops of toes

    • Feature a hard core surrounded by dry, irritated skin

    • Can be painful

  • Soft corns 

    • Often occur in between the toes

    • Soft due to constant exposure to sweat

    • Can be painful 

  • Seed corns

    • Tiny

    • Often occur on the soles of the feet

    • Usually asymptomatic

Corns can be prevented by wearing shoes that fit properly. They are typically benign and don’t require medical treatment. However, if your corns are causing you pain or discomfort, don’t hesitate to reach out to a chiropodist near you for treatment options. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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