Many people sacrifice health for fashion, but when it comes to your feet it’s often best to ease up on what looks good and go for what feels right. Shoes that are too loose or too tight can cause friction that leads to formation of a callus or corn on your foot. 

The good news is that you can help avoid these ailments by watching out for these seven footwear follies! 

  • Too loose shoes can cause your foot to slip and rub against the sole or the sides.
  • High-heeled shoes put more pressure on the toes and the ball of your foot.
  • Thin-soled shoes have less padding to cushion the sole of your foot and can lead to more pressure on the bottom of your feet.
  • Shoes that are too tight restrict movement and cause your skin to rub against the shoe or your toes to rub against each other.
  • Wearing shoes or sandals without socks allows the bare skin to be more prone to rubbing against the shoe material.
  • Socks that are too loose may bunch up and create pressure against the shoe.
  • Seams or stitches inside the shoe may rub against the exposed skin and cause irritation. 

When you visit your local Media podiatrist for help with a painful callus or corn on your foot they’ll often take a look at your footwear. Your podiatrist may suggest different shoes or padded inserts to help relieve the pressure and protect the irritated areas so they can heal and soften again.  

Have you developed a corn on your foot? Let a Media podiatrist help! 

The team at HealthMark Foot & Ankle Associates is dedicated to caring for more than just your feet – we take time to provide comprehensive care for your entire lifestyle. The health of your feet can impact the rest of your body in many ways, that’s why we focus on both immediate and preventative care for our patients. 

With 2 convenient locations in Philadelphia – Media and Phoenixville – our 3-doctor team can give you the personal attention and specialized care you need to get back on your feet and enjoy life again. From common foot problems to diabetic foot care, we are here to help! Contact us at 610-565-3668 for a consultation at our Media office or 610-933-8644 for our Phoenixville office.

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Dave 09/24/2012 01:17 PM
Dr. Scholl's corn patches will work nicelly on small corns. There are many home treatments to conrs to ease the pain a bit.
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