Toe Corns Causes, Treatments and Other Information from Foot Solutions

Get Rid of Toe Corns and Defend Against Future Toe Corns with These Tips

Toe corns are the small bumps on your toes that seem impossible to remove. Foot and toe corns, the irritating bumps that usually appear on the sides of your toes, are one common result of shoe friction.

Similar to calluses, toe corns develop from an accumulation of dead skin cells on the foot, forming thick, hardened areas. They contain a cone-shaped core whose point can press on a nerve below, causing pain.

Toe corns are very common, and usually form on the tops, sides and tips of the toes. Corns can become inflamed due to constant friction and pressure from footwear. Corns that form between the toes are sometimes referred to as soft corns.

Common Causes of Toe Corns

Some of the common causes of toe corn development include the following:

  • Tight fitting footwear
  • High heeled footwear
  • Tight fitting stockings and socks
  • Deformed toes
  • Foot sliding forward in a shoe that fits too loosely
  • Bony prominences that are located between the toes

Treatment and Prevention of Toe Corns

There are very simple ways to prevent and treat the development of toe corns.

  • You should wear properly fitted footwear with extra room in the toe box (toe area).
  • Avoid shoes that are too tight or too loose.
  • Use a shoe insert made with materials that will absorb shock and shear forces.
  • Avoid tight socks and stockings to provide a healthier environment for the foot.

Try to steer away from corn removing solutions and medicated pads. These solutions can sometimes increase irritation and discomfort. Diabetics and all other individuals with poor circulation should never use any chemical agents to remove corns.

Help for Toe Corns at Foot Solutions

Come into to any Foot Solutions location and find great products treat and relieve your toe corns and other foot conditions. You can also come in and get a free unique in-store experience. Shop any of the 250 Foot Solutions locations for a free fitting and digital foot assessment, plus shop for products to treat and prevent toe corns.