Seed corns, those tiny yet painful annoyances on the feet, may sound inconsequential but can be quite uncomfortable. These small, hardened, and sometimes translucent bumps typically develop on the soles of the feet or in between the toes. They are a form of callus, but unlike the regular calluses that form due to friction or pressure, seed corns have a different origin. The causes of seed corns can vary. They often arise from dry skin, which is more prone to developing these small, central core calluses. Ill-fitting shoes that constantly rub against certain areas of the feet can also be a culprit. Additionally, foot deformities or gait abnormalities can increase pressure on specific spots, leading to seed corn formation. While seed corns may seem minor, they can be quite painful while walking. If you are dealing with these tiny irritations on your feet, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist who can alleviate the discomfort and prevent them from returning, ensuring your feet remain healthy and pain-free.
Corns can make walking very painful and should be treated immediately. If you have questions regarding your feet and ankles, contact Chester Klimek, DPM of Kinetic Edge Foot & Ankle. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.
Corns: What Are They? And How Do You Get Rid of Them?
Corns are thickened areas on the skin that can become painful. They are caused by excessive pressure and friction on the skin. Corns press into the deeper layers of the skin and are usually round in shape.
Ways to Prevent Corns
There are many ways to get rid of painful corns such as:
- Wearing properly fitting shoes that have been measured by a professional
- Wearing shoes that are not sharply pointed or have high heels
- Wearing only shoes that offer support
Although most corns slowly disappear when the friction or pressure stops, this isn’t always the case. Consult with your podiatrist to determine the best treatment option for your case of corns.
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