What are chicken gizzards

Corns

A corn is a sign that there is excessive pressure or friction on the affected area. Shoes that are too tight or too high are often to blame. In shoes that are too narrow, for example, the keratinization typically develops on the outside of the foot.

If the foot is incorrectly positioned, such as splayfoot, in which the arch of the foot is flattened, the corn can form under the foot, especially in the ball area. Deformed toes, on the other hand, favor corns on the (little) toe. Problems such as hallux valgus or hammer toe often arise when the shoes are very pointed at the front. On the other hand, if the toes rub against each other in the cramped space, a corn can also form between the toes. Even if it sounds like a cliché: Because women wear high, narrow or pointed shoes more often, they are more prone to corns than men.

A corn on the hand or a corn on the finger can be caused by constant scratching or pressing, for example from a ring that is too tight. Experts believe that there is also a genetic predisposition that makes the cornea more likely to form. In addition, certain metabolic diseases (e.g. diabetes, rheumatism, gout) or radiation therapy for cancer are factors that promote keratinization of the skin.

The good news: as unsightly and uncomfortable as a corn can be, it is not contagious because no pathogens are involved in its development.

How to prevent a corn

Corns are not contagious, but they can always come back. To prevent this from happening, you should be good to your feet. That means: wear comfortable shoes, have malpositions and deformations treated and take care of your feet, for example by regularly applying cream.