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Will removing a corn cause more corns to grow in its place?

Will removing a corn cause more corns to grow in its place?

No: Corns and calluses are caused by repeated pressure or friction against skin. It is a protective reaction to avoid blisters. In the foot, corns generally occur due to pressure from ill-fitting shoewear. Removing the corn will not cause more corns to grow in their place, but if the original cause of the corn is not changed, the corn will come back. ...Read more

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Dr. Libby Putnam
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Corns And Calluses (Definition)

Corns are patches of toughened dead skin that develop over bony areas of the body that experience frequent pressure or rubbing, such as the knuckles or ...Read more


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What can cause the painful corns on our toes and feet?

What can cause the painful corns on our toes and feet?

Corns: Corns appear both on the top of a toe joint as well as between the toes. The contracture of the toes is usually biomechanical in nature. The between the toes corns are also caused by biomechanics as well as malalignment of the toes with resulting boney spurring. Xrays and an exam by a podiatrist will answer your questions and give you the help you seek. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Should my toes be red after removing corns?

Should my toes be red after removing corns?

It is possible : From the friction of removing the corns and getting the blood flow going. It should be self resolving ...Read more

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What might cause foot corns and how it can be treated in allopathy?

What might cause foot corns and how it can be treated in allopathy?

Corns: Corns can be formed from several different reasons. Most common is from friction or increase pressure points. Make sure to evaluate your shoes. Old shoes need to be replaced. I recommend seeing a podiatrist who can help with different treatment options including prescription ointments to custom orthotics. Don't let them go to long without care, they can lead to ulcers. ...Read more

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Why do I have corns on the top of my toes? What causes this?

Corns on toes: You probably have contracted deformities on your toes and the top of the joint are rubbing against the top of the shoescausing the corns. You might be wearing improper she's.. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What the main cause of reaccuring nail fungus and painful corns under the feet?

What  the  main cause  of reaccuring nail fungus and painful corns under the feet?

Two different things: Nail fungus is very difficult to get rid of once you have it. Even if it is cleared, you'll likely have a recurrence sometime in your life. Calluses and corns occur because of the bony architecture of your foot, and will generally continue to recur unless you apply accommodative padding, wear orthotics, or have surgery. ...Read more

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What are corns?

Corns: Thickening of skin over areas of prominence on the tops of the toes. ...Read more

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How are corns treated?

How are corns treated?

Hammertoes: Corns usually signify that you have hammertoes depending on how severe they are you may need either just shaving of the skin or may need a hammertoe surgery. ...Read more

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How can I treat corns?

You can try : Filing with an emory board then protecting with a silicone toe sleeve. Podiatrists can offer more permenant solutions. ...Read more

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