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Treatments for Corns

Monday, 02 November 2020 00:00

Corns are small calluses that usually develop on the top of the toes due to friction, usually from the shoes or other toes rubbing against the skin. Though they are small, corns can be painful. Treatment for corns focuses on reducing your pain and discomfort, as well as addressing the underlying cause for the corn’s development. A podiatrist may recommend that you apply a pad around the corn area to keep pressure off of it. Wearing larger, more comfortable shoes with a wider toe box may also help. If more conservative treatment measures fail, surgery may be an option. If you suffer from corns, it is suggested that you see a podiatrist for treatment. 

Corns can make walking very painful and should be treated immediately. If you have questions regarding your feet and ankles, contact Dr. Mark Gagnon of Advanced Podiatry. Our doctor 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 one of our offices located in Crestwood, Orland Park, and Summit, IL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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