Causes of Corns on the Feet

Causes of Corns on the Feet

December 19, 2023

Foot corns are thickened patches of skin that form due to friction and pressure. Common symptoms can include rough, yellowish, sensitive skin on the toes, which can be painful when wearing shoes. Corns can develop in various areas of the feet, including below the toenails, between the toes, on the sides of the foot, and on the soles. Wearing tight shoes or standing for extended periods of time may cause corns to develop. If you have persistent or worrying foot corns, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for professional removal, which may involve scraping, shaving, or cutting the corn layers over multiple appointments.

If you have any concerns regarding your feet and ankles, contact one of our podiatrists of PA Foot & Ankle Associates. Our doctors 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 doctors to determine the best treatment option for your case of corns.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Allentown, Easton, Northampton, and Chew Street in Allentown, PA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

Read more about Understanding Corns and Calluses

Request An Appointment

Please fill out this form and
we will contact you about scheduling.