A corn is a thickening of the surface layer on the skin. They usually form on the top of toes, tip of toes or even between toes.
Foot corns are usually caused by too much pressure. Corns can result from:
- Tight fitting shoes
- Tight socks
- Tight stockings
- Shoe rubbing against the toe
- Crooked toes
- Deformed toes
Although foot corns are not serious, complications can occur if left untreated. Some of the most common complications are:
- Development of an ulcer
- Development of a fluid-filled sac under the corn
There are many medications that can be used to treat foot corns. In some cases, surgical corn removal may be needed.