Corns are very similar to calluses. They are thickened, raised areas of skin that can sometimes be painful. If you’re someone who is dealing with an unwanted amount of corns, our team at Great Neck Family Foot Care is here to help. We’ll let you know the common causes of corns and what can be done for treatment.

What Causes Corns?

As previously stated, corns are areas of the skin where it has become thickened and raised. In most cases, they are caused by a specific area experiencing copious amounts of friction. More specifically, the below are all reasons corns can form:

  • Wearing shoes that are too tight or too high-heeled.
  • Walking barefoot regularly.
  • Repeated actions, such as jogging or walking.
  • Wearing no socks.
  • Wearing poorly fitting socks.

When To See A Doctor   

Most people who find corns developing on their feet will not need to seek medical attention. However, it is essential to understand when an appointment is required. Below are the situations in which our team should be contacted regarding bunions:

  • You’re experiencing copious amounts of pain.
  • You’re living with diabetes.
  • You have fragile skin.
  • You suffer from poor circulation.

Treatment Options   

When corns need to be treated, there are a variety of options that can be utilized. Below are just some examples of the best ways to remove them:

  • Soaking the foot in warm water, then rubbing the corn with a pummace stone.
  • Applying salicylic acid.
  • Wearing protective shoe pads to prevent friction.
  • In extreme cases, they are surgically removing the corn.