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What to Do About Foot Corns

Tuesday, 26 July 2022 00:00

A foot corn is a thick, hardened area of skin on the foot that usually comes as a result of friction on the feet from shoes. They are the body’s way of protecting the skin underneath. There are a number of methods used to treat corns—from home products for softening the corn like castor oil or pumice stones to surgery. Ways to prevent corns include keeping feet clean, dry, and moisturized.  Other methods include wearing comfortable, well-fitting shoes that do not pinch the foot, using corn pads to cover the corn while it is healing, and trimming toenails regularly so pressure that leads to corns does not develop. Usually corns are not serious, however there are times when they can become painful and in need of professional examination by a podiatrist. It is especially important for those with diabetes to consult with a podiatrist at their earliest convenience as they can suffer from numbness and neuropathy. This makes it hard for them to detect a developing infection of the foot. 

Corns can make walking very painful and should be treated immediately. If you have questions regarding your feet and ankles, contact one of our podiatrists of Summerlin Foot & Ankle. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Corns: What Are They? And How Do You Get Rid of Them?
Corns are thickened areas on the skin that can become painful. They are caused by excessive pressure and friction on the skin. Corns press into the deeper layers of the skin and are usually round in shape.

Ways to Prevent Corns
There are many ways to get rid of painful corns such as:

  • Wearing properly fitting shoes that have been measured by a professional
  • Wearing shoes that are not sharply pointed or have high heels
  • Wearing only shoes that offer support

Treating Corns

Although most corns slowly disappear when the friction or pressure stops, this isn’t always the case. Consult with your podiatrist to determine the best treatment option for your case of corns.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Las Vegas, NV . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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