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Tuesday, 02 April 2024 00:00

Safe Removal of Corns on the Feet

When dealing with corns on the feet, it is important to prioritize safe removal techniques, particularly if you have underlying health conditions, like diabetes. Seeking professional help from a podiatrist is essential, especially if the corns are painful or if there are concerns about infection or other complications. A podiatrist may use various methods for safe corn removal, including trimming them with a small knife or applying salicylic acid patches to soften them. These procedures are performed in a controlled medical setting to minimize the risk of infection. Additionally, the podiatrist may address underlying structural issues that can contribute to corn formation, such as bunions or hammer toes. It is important to refrain from attempting corn removal yourself, especially for individuals with diabetes or circulation problems. If you have a problem with a corn on the foot, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for its safe removal.

Corns can make walking very painful and should be treated immediately. If you have questions regarding your feet and ankles, contact Gary Saphire, DPM of Parkway 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 our office located in Brooklyn, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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