Corn Treatment at Foot, Ankle and Leg Center of Rome

Corns are thickened skin areas that develop due to pressure and friction, often on the feet and toes. They can cause discomfort and pain, especially when walking. The Foot,
Ankle and Leg Center of Rome offers expert treatments for corns, combining
conservative care with advanced techniques to provide relief and prevent recurrence.

Understanding Corns:
Corns are formed from the buildup of dead skin cells on the foot’s pressure points, typically on the tops and sides of the toes or on the sole. They can be classified into hard corns, soft corns, and seed corns, each with distinct characteristics. Corns are
usually caused by wearing ill-fitting shoes, not wearing socks, or having foot deformities that increase pressure on specific areas.

Causes of Corns:

  • Improper Footwear: Tight or high-heeled shoes that squeeze the toes together.
  • No Socks: Going sockless increases friction on the skin.
  • Foot Deformities: Conditions like bunions or hammertoes can lead to corn development.
  • Repeated Actions: Activities that put repeated pressure on the same area of the foot.

Our Treatments for Corns:

Non-Surgical Treatments:

  • Padding: Protective pads can help alleviate pressure on the corns.
  • Changing Footwear: Shoes with a wider toe area can reduce pressure and friction.
  • Corn Removal: Special solutions or pads that contain salicylic acid can help soften and reduce the size of the corn. Professional removal by a podiatrist is recommended to avoid damage to the healthy surrounding skin.
  • Foot Soaks and Moisturizers: Soaking the feet and applying moisturizer can help soften corns.

Surgery is rarely needed for corns but may be considered if there is an underlying foot deformity causing recurrent corns.

Why Choose Our Center in Rome, GA?

At the Foot, Ankle and Leg Center of Rome, we understand the discomfort and mobility issues caused by corns. Our team is dedicated to providing personalized treatment plans that address the root cause of your corns, ensuring effective relief and prevention of future issues.


Q: Can corns go away on their own?
A: Corns do not typically go away without changing the pressure conditions that caused them. Treatment and prevention strategies are necessary to alleviate and prevent them.

Q: How can I prevent corns from forming?
A: Preventing corns involves wearing properly fitting shoes, using protective pads in high-friction areas, and keeping feet clean and moisturized.

Q: Are corn treatments painful?
A: Treatments for corns, including professional removal, are usually not painful. Protective measures and proper footwear can provide relief without discomfort.

Q: What’s the difference between a corn and a callus?
A: Corns and calluses are both thickened skin areas caused by friction and pressure. Corns are smaller, harder, and typically develop on the toes, while calluses are larger, softer, and usually form on the soles of the feet.

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