Corns similar to calluses results from an accumulation of dead skin cells on the foot, forming thick, hardened areas. Corns are a very common problem that usually forms on the tops, sides and tips of the toes. Corns get inflamed due to constant friction and pressure from footwear.
Corns usually develop from tight fitting footwear, high heeled footwear and deformed toes. Soft corns result from bony prominences and are located between the toes. Corns can result in complications like bursitis and ulcers.
Corns can be treated and/or prevented with few simple tips like wearing properly fitted footwear with broad toe box (toe area) helps to reduce friction on corns. Avoid shoes that are too tight or too loose.
Refrain from removing corn by trimming them at home. These solutions can aggravate the irritation and discomfort. Diabetics and all other individuals with poor circulation should avoid using chemical agents to remove corns. Debridement by a medical professional and accommodation with pads, are suggested conservative treatments
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