Corns and calluses form when skin rubs against bony areas or parts of a shoe. The formation consists of many layers of compacted, dead skin and can cause pain or discomfort.
by Dr. Lucy Meier
Corns are more than unsightly; they can cause you pain and discomfort. For our experienced Mequon, WI podiatrists, it is important that we not only alleviate the pain caused by your corns but also determine what factors are causing them to develop in the first place.
Corns and calluses form when the skin thickens in a particular area. This thickening is the body’s way of protecting an area on the feet or toes. Common causes of corns on the feet include:
- Ill-fitting footwear – Puts pressure on the feet or toes
- Wearing shoes without socks – Increases friction between foot and shoe
- Abnormalities in the gait – Puts pressure on a specific area of the foot
- Being on your feet for long periods of time
The Importance of Pinpointing the Cause of Your Corns
Corns can be more common in women due to tighter fitting shoes. Even if you are careful to gently remove your corns, the chances are very likely that they will come back soon after the skin is removed. When a callus forms again and again, it can become increasingly difficult to smooth it away.
Because of this, it is important that you allow our Mequon, WI foot specialists help you determine just how and why the corns are forming. Once we pinpoint the cause of the corns, we can work to remedy not just the uncomfortably thick skin, but the root of the problem as well.
Perhaps you have a gait that puts undue pressure on the ball of your foot. Or maybe you have a hammertoe that forces your toe knuckle to rub the top of your shoe. By thoroughly examining your feet, legs and ankles, our Mequon podiatrists should be able to stop the formation of corns before they start. In addition, by determining what is causing your painful corns, we can address the underlying issue and remedy this problem as well. Often, our patients come in with a corn and leave with a treatment that allows them to walk better than they have in years.
Our job is not just to cure your condition; it’s to give you the information you need to lead a healthier, happier life. Our team of expert podiatrists has the experience necessary to treat even the most complicated cases of undiagnosed foot and ankle pain. We take the time needed to truly listen to you, your concerns and your medical history. Evaluations by our experienced Mequon foot experts are exhaustive and ensure that we get a clear picture of what is causing you pain.
You do not have to suffer any longer. Please call 888-697-0551 today to make an appointment with a podiatrist who truly cares for you and your feet.
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This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our practice would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.