Corns and Calluses on the Feet

Corns and calluses are skin conditions that result from excess pressure or friction on the feet. A common cause of corns and calluses is wearing ill-fitting shoes, particularly high heels. Tight or uncomfortable footwear, not wearing socks with shoes, and engaging in activities that involve repetitive movements, can result in the formation of corns and calluses. If a corn or callus becomes infected, treatment options include taking antibiotics. Symptoms are redness, warmth, swelling, or discharge. In such cases, a podiatrist can prescribe medication to combat the infection. In the case of stubborn corns or calluses, a podiatrist can offer a range of treatments. Included are debridement to remove the hardened skin and adding padding and insoles to redistribute pressure. In certain situations, custom orthotic devices may be prescribed to address structural issues, and topical medications may be applied to soften the affected area. Prevention of corns and calluses on the feet involves wearing properly fitting shoes and addressing any underlying foot problems. If you need help dealing with problematic corns or calluses on the feet, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist.

If you have any concerns regarding your feet and ankles, contact one of our podiatrists of Foot and Ankle Clinics, PA. 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 Woodbury, West St. Paul, and Edina, MN . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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