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Corns Caused by Friction

Corns on the feet are often the result of rubbing and mechanical stress on the skin. When there is repetitive friction on a certain area of the foot, the skin may respond by thickening and forming a hardened, raised bump known as a corn. Bony prominences, such as the toes or the sides of the feet, are more susceptible to corn development caused by rubbing against the shoes. Corns can also form in response to wearing ill-fitting footwear, high heels, or possibly from having foot deformities that alter the distribution of weight and pressure on the feet. While corns themselves are not usually harmful, they can cause discomfort or pain, especially when walking or wearing shoes. Podiatrists, or foot doctors, can address corns through various treatments, such as trimming, padding, or orthotic devices to provide relief. If you are struggling with corns on the feet, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist for personalized treatment options. 

Corns can make walking very painful and should be treated immediately. If you have questions regarding your feet and ankles, contact one of our podiatrists of Fox Valley Foot and Ankle Specialists. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Corns: What Are They? And How Do You Get Rid of Them?
Corns are thickened areas on the skin that can become painful. They are caused by excessive pressure and friction on the skin. Corns press into the deeper layers of the skin and are usually round in shape.

Ways to Prevent Corns
There are many ways to get rid of painful corns such as:

  • Wearing properly fitting shoes that have been measured by a professional
  • Wearing shoes that are not sharply pointed or have high heels
  • Wearing only shoes that offer support

Treating Corns

Although most corns slowly disappear when the friction or pressure stops, this isn’t always the case. Consult with your podiatrist to determine the best treatment option for your case of corns.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Naperville, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

Read more about Understanding Corns and Calluses


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