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Can Corns on the Feet Become Serious Problems?

Corns on the feet are thickened areas of skin caused by friction or pressure. They typically form on toes or on the soles, resulting from wearing ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or having abnormal foot structure. These hardened patches can be uncomfortable or painful, making walking difficult. While generally not serious, untreated corns can lead to complications like infections or ulcers, especially for those with diabetes or poor circulation. Podiatrists specialize in diagnosing and treating foot conditions, including corns. They can safely remove corns, offer advice on footwear, and address underlying issues contributing to their development. If you have persistent corns, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist to ensure proper care and reduce risk of complications.

If you have any concerns regarding your feet and ankles, contact one of our podiatrists of Podiatry Associates of Texas. 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 our offices located in Arlington Weatherford, Mineral Wells, and Farmers Branch, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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