Corns are hardened layers of the skin occurring from too much pressure, especially between the toes. Can you guess what would cause that type of pressure on the toes? It’s not your comfortable and wide pair of sneakers. It’s actually not that hard to figure out that the culprits are those stiletto heels and narrow wedged shoes that cost a small fortune, but which also cause great discomfort to your feet. Don’t believe that corns are all talk and no show because if they start coming into contact with nerves or bones, the real pain will start soon after. They also cause swelling from pulling on the skin which can lead to uneven skin coloration.
Treatment for this condition includes:
- Using Epsom salts to soak the corns, which will soften the outer layers and make it easy to remove them.
- Using quality footwear that’s beautiful from the inside first and that are made with soft materials. Use different shoes throughout the week so that one pair does not wear out too quickly.
- Using insoles to provide relief from pressure that can cause feet to ache.
- Padding is similarly helpful in reducing friction against the toes.
Corns start out as reactions to the choices we make when it comes to footwear. They may seem harmless but can develop into a rude awakening for your toes. To avoid your feet aching from this condition, please take the time to contact us for smart treatment that can alleviate your pain and help you to discover better ways of treating your feet. Here at Benenati Foot & Ankle Care Centers located in Saint Clair Shores (586) 779-6140, Warren (586) 756-3338 and Macomb (586) 416-3668, MI, our team of foot doctors Anthony Benenati, DPM, Neil Shaw, DPM, Julie Mrozek, DPM and Adam Thompson, DPM will ensure that you are receiving the very best care possible for your corns. Call our office at any of the numbers provided above to start getting your toes free of corns, and don’t forget to check out our Patient Education section for even more information!