Class Is in Session: Corns 101
Is it starting to feel like another day — another new corn? The doctors at the New Jersey Podiatric Physicians & Surgeons Group know this can be a frustrating problem for patients. There are simple treatments for corns, but it’s important to understand what’s causing them to form on your feet. Here are the facts about corns, what you can do to prevent them, and how we can treat them.
They are not calluses.
Corns and calluses may seem similar, but there are key differences. Here is what to expect with corns:
- They are smaller than calluses. They will also have a hard center, which is most often surrounded by red, irritated skin.
- They are more painful than calluses. Look for them between your toes, the tops of your toes, and even the sides of your toes.
They are preventable.
What’s the top cause for a corn? Friction. Wearing the wrong pair of shoes can bring foot problems, including this common condition. Skipping socks also increases the risk of developing corns. Ask yourself if your toes need more wiggle room in your shoes and protect them with clean, dry socks.
They are treatable.
There are many treatments for corns. As podiatrists, our first job is to determine what’s causing the additional friction. Then, we can offer a variety of treatment options, ranging from prescription medication to additional cushioning. Contact us today to learn more about your options.
At the New Jersey Podiatric Physicians & Surgeons Group, there are almost 30 foot and ankle surgeons, podiatrists, and doctors. With more than 30 locations, from Newark, NJ, to Cape May, NJ, we value convenience and excellent service for our patients. We offer compassionate, cutting-edge care across our network, and we specialize in treating the following conditions: ankle and sports injuries, heel pain and plantar fasciitis, bunions, hammertoes, corns and calluses, ingrown toenails, diabetic foot care complications, children’s foot problems, skin conditions of the feet, and fungal nails. Our group is among the best foot and ankle providers in the country. To schedule an appointment, first find a podiatrist in your area.