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Corns and Calluses on the Feet

Tuesday, 24 October 2023 00:00

Corns and calluses are skin conditions that result from excess pressure or friction on the feet. A common cause of corns and calluses is wearing ill-fitting shoes, particularly high heels. Tight or uncomfortable footwear, not wearing socks with shoes, and engaging in activities that involve repetitive movements, can result in the formation of corns and calluses. If a corn or callus becomes infected, treatment options include taking antibiotics. Symptoms are redness, warmth, swelling, or discharge. In such cases, a podiatrist can prescribe medication to combat the infection. In the case of stubborn corns or calluses, a podiatrist can offer a range of treatments. Included are debridement to remove the hardened skin and adding padding and insoles to redistribute pressure. In certain situations, custom orthotic devices may be prescribed to address structural issues, and topical medications may be applied to soften the affected area. Prevention of corns and calluses on the feet involves wearing properly fitting shoes and addressing any underlying foot problems. If you need help dealing with problematic corns or calluses on the feet, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist.

Corns can make walking very painful and should be treated immediately. If you have questions regarding your feet and ankles, contact one of the podiatrists of JE Foot & Ankle Associates. 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 one of our offices located in Fleming Island and Palm Coast, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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