Corns

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.

corn photo

Diagnosis & Treatment

There are a number of treatment options for corns. When corns get hard enough to cause pain, the doctor 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.

Buffalo Grove Podiatry carries the proper tools and ointments as well as padding options to help create an at home regimen for comfort and maintenance.

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Please either call us at 847-577-1649 or fill out the form to book your appointment! 

We have the experience that you and your family deserve. We accept PPOs and most insurance. We look forward to your visit.

Contact us today to book your appointment!

Please either call us at 847-577-1649 or fill out the form to book your appointment! 

We have the experience that you and your family deserve. We accept PPOs and most insurance. We look forward to your visit.

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