The soft corn, known as “one of the most painful types of corn[s],” is “located on the foot between the fourth and fifth toes.” Also called the interdigital corn, the condition occurs when there is too much friction occurring between the toe bones of the fourth and fifth toes. A soft corn forms in response, and can be made worse by improper footwear. Those who are obese or suffer from foot conditions are also prone to developing soft corns. Treating your corns involves seeing your podiatrist, who will remove the skin surgically.
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
Treatment of corns involves removing the dead skin that has built up in the specific area of the foot. Salicylic acid can help in getting rid of these corns because it dissolves keratin, which is the protein that makes up a good majority of corns. Podiatrists recommend that people with diabetes not use salicylic acid but should consult with their podiatrist regarding the treatment of corns.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Monroe, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.