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How Corns Form from Wearing Ill-Fitting Shoes

Corns, those pesky patches of thickened skin, often find their origins in the shoes we choose to wear. When footwear lacks proper fit or causes excessive friction and pressure on specific areas of the feet, corns can emerge as the body's response to this repetitive irritation. Wearing ill-fitting shoes, particularly those that squeeze the toes or feature high heels, can lead to the formation of corns as the skin attempts to protect itself from the persistent rubbing and pressure. These hardened areas of skin, often found on the toes or sides of the feet, can become painful over time. Choosing shoes with adequate space for toes, proper arch support, and a comfortable fit is essential in preventing corns. By understanding the relationship between shoe selection and corn formation, individuals can prioritize both style and foot health, ensuring a comfortable and corn-free walking experience. If you have developed a corn, it is suggested that you seek the counsel of a podiatrist who can effectively treat this condition, and offer you preventive methods for the future.

If you have any concerns regarding your feet and ankles, contact Peter Siroka, DPM of Connecticut. Our doctor 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 doctor 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 Stamford, CT . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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