High-heeled shoes can squeeze the toes, and shoes that are too loose can allow your foot to slide and rub. Hard corns (the most common type) are usually pea-sized with a small, hard plug of skin in the centre.
Toe corns or corn on toe are thick patches of dead skin that appear commonly on the knuckles of the toe joints but can also develop on other areas of the toe or foot and even other areas of the body. The symptoms of toe corns are fairly self apparent; small lumps will form on the toe joints. Corn on toe can be treated with special acid washes that are designed to eliminate the dead skin.
For a short term solution you can purchase corn pads or corn rings which essential protect the toe corn from further friction or pressure that would cause the corn to grow larger or lead to some level of toe pain. They often develop between the toes, where the skin is damp from sweat or trapped moisture.

Toe corns are commonly linked to other toe injuries such as hammer toe or mallet toe where the deformed position of the toe helps contribute to the creation of the corn. As mentioned previously, some of the most common areas to see corn on toe is on the knuckle portion of the joint. It’s recommended that you soak your foot for at least 30 minutes before attempting this and some toe doctors prefer to avoid this alternative altogether. If there is excessive or continual friction at one or more points on the foot, corns are likely to form in those areas.
Depending on the firmness of the corn it can sometimes be painful and any actions that originally contributed to creating the corn will likely aggravate the site if it done on a repeated basis. Toe corn surgery or medical intervention is rarely required but sometimes need to be done in special cases. Corns are sometimes called helomas and can be classified as hard or soft and can sometimes appear waxy or even translucent.

Taking action to prevent corn on toe from developing can be as simple as buying a good pair of shoes. Corns on the toe can often occur from wearing heels or playing sports with improper footwear.
Forcing your toes into unnatural positions can lead to toe arthritis, hammer toe and other problems along with toe corns.

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