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Three Types of Corns on the Feet

People who have had a corn on their foot are often bewildered by the amount of pain and discomfort this small hardened area of skin can cause. A corn develops as a result of excess friction that can be caused by the shoes or socks that are worn. They may also develop from having an underlying bone condition, or possibly from a misaligned toe joint. Hard corns can form on the side of the pinky toe, and soft corns are found between the toes. There is another type of corn that grows on the sole of the foot, referred to as seed corns. Some people find temporary relief by placing a protective covering over the corn, in addition to wearing shoes that fit correctly. Mild corns may be treated topically by using prescribed medicine, or it may require minor surgery for permanent removal. If you have a corn on your foot, it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist who can offer a  treatment method that is correct for you. 

If you have any concerns regarding your feet and ankles, contact one of our podiatrists of Comprehensive Foot & Ankle Center. 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 our offices located in Lehigh Ave and Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia, Collegeville Darby, and Langhorne, PA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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