A corn can cause pain on the toe and surrounding area. Corns have a hard center and are surrounded by inflamed and irritated skin. Unlike callouses, which are also hard, thickened skin, It frequently makes it painful to walk, exercise, or wear shoes.
Risk Factors for Developing Corns
Individuals with certain conditions are more prone to developing it. Conditions that may lead to its include:
- Poor circulation (varicose veins or venous insufficiency)
- Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
- Bone spurs and other foot deformities
Treatment for Corns at Ohio Foot and Ankle Specialists
Treatment for it runs the spectrum from medication to excess skin removal, to the use of orthotics. In rare cases, surgery to correct misaligned bones, which are leading to the development of it may be indicated.