A corn is an area of thick, hardened, and dead skin usually found where your toes rub together. The inner core of a corn may be soft or hard. A soft corn often shows up between the toes, while a hard corn usually forms on the bony part of, most commonly, the little toe.
Causes of Corns
- Friction or pressure on the feet, often when toes rub against the inside of your shoe
- Wearing ill-fitting shoes--tight and high-heeled shoes squeeze your feet; loose shoes can cause your feet to slide and rub against the shoes; and shoes with thin soles can increase the amount of pressure on the balls of your feet
Symptoms of Corns
- Hard corns have firm and thick surfaces, and they may also have yellow rings and gray centers
- Soft corns look like open sores
- While corns rarely cause pain, placing undue amounts of pressure on your feet may lead to pain
Treatments for Corns
- A podiatrist may debride the corn.
- For severe cases, cortisone injections may be recommended
- Using pads to cushion the corn and reduce the pressure
Prevention of Corns
- Gel pad inserts
- Wearing comfortable, properly fitting shoes
Text Us About Corns
At New Orleans Podiatry Associates, we are experts in treating corns. Our lead podiatrist, Dr. Edward M. Lang, has been helping patients resolve corns for over 30 years. Please text our HIPAA-compliant communication platform at (866) 875-4570 and chat directly with our team to learn more about corn relief. You do not have to live with corns. We are foot and ankle specialists, and we have helped thousands of patients reclaim their foot health.
Call Us for an Appointment
At New Orleans Podiatry Associates, we are experts in treating foot and ankle pain. Our lead podiatrist, Dr. Edward M. Lang, has been helping patients resolve foot and ankle pain for over 30 years. Please call our main number at (504)-897-3627 for both our New Orleans and Metaire locations, and speak directly with our team to learn more about how New Orleans Podiatry Associates can help you get back on your feet. We are foot and ankle specialists, and we have helped thousands of patients reclaim their foot health.
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