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In short yes, but that not a good enough answer so let’s explore why...
Firstly, ask yourself which shoes cause you to have painful feet. Shoes come in different shapes and sizes, some have larger toe boxes, or are wider that can offer some extra comfort by minimising the amount your foot rubs against the shoe.
It’s not that you can’t wear fancy shoes it more about making an informed choice and knowing the consequences of ill fitting shoes.
A corn is a lesion caused by a mixture of pressure and friction.
Corns are generally caused by friction when the offending part of the foot rubs against footwear during activity. But there is more to it than that...
Foot deformities are the most common cause that relate to increased pressure and friction to specific areas of the foot such as:
Go and see a Health and Care Professions Council http://www.hpc-uk.org/ registered podiatrist. Corns can easily be removed and it’s normally a painless procedure.
Corns often do as they are caused by pressure and friction during walking but there are some things that you can do yourself!
Purchase corn pads: these are normally filled with salicylic acid and can cause breakdown of health skin. If you have impaired circulation or diabetes this can lead to tissue breakdown and ulceration. Please avoid corn pads!