A “corn” is a small circular thickened lesion in the skin of the foot. It usually forms due to repeated pressure on the skin, such as the rubbing of a shoe. The name “corn” comes from its resemblance to a kernel of corn. A corn is different from a callus in that it has a central core of hard material.

People with foot deformities, such as hammertoes, often suffer from corns because the tops of the bent toes rub against the tops of shoes.

There are a number of treatment options for corns. When corns get hard enough to cause pain, a foot and ankle surgeon will recommend the treatment option most appropriate for you. However, if the underlying cause of the corn is not treated or removed, the corn may return. It is important to avoid trying to remove a corn at home or using medicated corn pads, as serious infection may occur.

Foot First Podiatry II has been assisting patients in implementing solutions that remedy corns in the Northwest Suburbs for over 25 years. Every patient’s situation is unique. Therefore it is important that you meet with Dr. Warheit or Dr. Smielewski so that they may determine the proper solution for you. Visit us at our Buffalo Grove Office meet with Dr. Warheit or Dr. Smielewski. Contact us by clicking here.