CORNS CAN SNEAK UP ON YOU

Sweet corn may be a tasty treat, but corns on your feet can be a real bummer in your daily routine because they cause significant pain, especially when pressure is applied. They usually occur when the skin of the foot rubs against the inside of your shoe. Thankfully our foot doctors can help treat this condition and also provide surgery if needed. You can visit our team at the Foot and Ankle Centers of North Houston, located in the following areas of Texas: Northwest Houston, Northeast Houston, Tomball, Liberty Dayton, The Woodlands and Atascocita.

Corns are often a nasty shocker once you realize they’re on your feet. They usually form on the top of feet and are often curved in shape. They can also occur when a bone is not in the usual place, leading to the skin trapped between the bone and shoe to rub and the outer layer of the skin to condense. The skin thickens for protection from the unusual pressure. Corns can become a severe problem if they become infected, which can hurt normal tissue or reduce foot movement. Hard corns form at the top of the little toes because these areas are generally where poorly fitting shoes are inclined to rub the greatest. Soft corns can occur between toes and stay soft because of the sweat in those areas. These types of corns, however, are very susceptible to becoming infected, so be careful!

Several nonmedical treatments for corns you can try at home include the following:

  • Rubbing the infected area with pineapple.

  • Oil of oregano can also be used.

  • Rubbing vinegar on the site.

  • Eating foods rich in fiber can also have a healthy effect. 

If you develop corns, it’s best to visit a podiatry practice to avoid severe foot complications, especially for those who stand all day on their feet. If you are experiencing corns, contact our office online for an appointment or call us as soon as possible. Our foot doctors will know how to tailor a specific strategy for your lifestyle to best take on this condition. So, take the opportunity to get the very best treatment offered by our team today!