Corns are a common condition that plagues many of Dr. Darlyne Cange’s patients at Cange Podiatry Inc. To put it simply, it is a patch of rough skin that generally forms on the tops and sides of the feet, and between the toes. These areas of rough skin form in response to friction and can become swollen and painful if the source of friction isn’t resolved.
Hard corns are the ones that usually form on the top of the toes, while soft corns develop between the toes. Soft corns can become easily infected with the added moisture from sweat between the toes.
Why do they form?
Like many other podiatric conditions, the number one culprit is shoes that don’t fit properly. Wearing shoes that rub and squeeze against the toes repeatedly cause corns to form.
What to do about a corn:
● Wear better shoes that ensure a proper fit and room for your toes.
● Use shoe inserts and orthotics that can alleviate pressure from the areas of your feet susceptible to corns.
● Use medicated creams to help treat corns. They can help soften the toughened skin on top of corns.
● See a medical professional who can remove your corn safely.
Especially if you have diabetes, it is imperative that you see a podiatrist for any foot problem including corns. You may not think they warrant a trip to the foot doctor, but an experienced professional like Dr. Cange will utilize the latest techniques and treatments in what podiatry has to offer to treat your condition. Contact us at our Ellicott City and Glen Burnie, MD offices for an appointment today. You can also schedule an appointment online. Cange Podiatry Inc. is focused on providing our patients with high-quality, individualized care!