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Risk Factors Associated With Foot Corns

Foot corns are hard, raised bumps that form due to excessive pressure or friction on the foot, leading to the deposit of keratin in the skin layers. Corns on the feet typically develop on or between the toes, below the toenail bed, or on the sole of the foot. Common causes include wearing tight or ill-fitting shoes, walking or running barefoot, and prolonged standing. The symptoms of foot corns include discomfort while walking or standing, pain, and in some cases, a burning sensation. To treat foot corns, it is essential to soften the skin and remove the thickened layers. This can be achieved through soaking the feet in warm water or using a pumice stone. Addressing the underlying cause is crucial to prevent recurrence, and this may involve changing shoe type or size. Certain risk factors can increase the likelihood of developing foot corns, such as diabetes, foot deformities, poor blood circulation, and overpronation or oversupination while walking. If over-the-counter remedies don't provide relief, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist, which is especially important for anyone with diabetes or foot deformities. 

If you have any concerns regarding your feet and ankles, contact one of our podiatrists of William Street Podiatry. Our doctors 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 doctors 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 William Street in New York, NY, Forest Hills, NY, and Broadway in New York, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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