The Wickedness of Corns

Corns are hardened areas of skin that can form on the foot and cause problems if not handled correctly. It’s the pressure and friction that occurs on the foot’s skin that begins the start of this condition by causing a buildup of dead layers of skin. Corns are generally hard or soft, depending on whether they form in between toes or not. The soft versions are more painful and can become easily infected. Those susceptible to this condition include people with foot deformities like bunions, those who wear shoes that are too constrictive due to a fashionable reason, being on feet for a great portion of the day due to the type of job someone may have, and those who wear shoes without some form of a protective barrier such as socks.

How to remove and prevent corns:

This condition can be an annoyance or a real problem. At Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM located in Chicago, Illinois, our foot doctor, Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM, will provide your feet with quality treatment and help to put an end to the pain of corns so that your toes can move freely and without any encumbrances. So, please make an appointment by calling our office at (773) 561-8100 and look over our Patient Education Library to learn more about this and many other foot conditions.

Stavros Alexopoulos One of Chicago’s top podiatrists, Stavros Alexopoulos, DPM, treats routine to complex foot and ankle issues. Dr. Alexopoulos is currently accepting new patients at My Chicago Foot Expert located near Ravenswood, North Park, and Jefferson Park.

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