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Treatment for Foot Corns

Corns are thickened skin areas that form to protect the skin against friction and pressure, and often occur on the feet. A podiatrist, or foot doctor, may recommend changing to footwear that fits better and doesn't squeeze or rub against the foot. Additionally, they might recommend padding or cushions to protect the corn and reduce pressure when walking. In more persistent cases, a podiatrist may carefully trim the thickened skin using a scalpel, a procedure that should never be attempted at home because of the risk of infection. Custom foot orthotics may also be suggested to correct any foot abnormalities that contribute to corn formation. Along with proper foot hygiene, these treatments can effectively manage and prevent the discomfort associated with corns. If you are struggling with corns on the feet, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist for help. 

If you have any concerns regarding your feet and ankles, contact Warren Levy, DPM of Armitage Podiatry Center. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Corns: What Are They? and How Do You Get Rid of Them?
Corns can be described as areas of the skin that have thickened to the point of becoming painful or irritating. They are often layers and layers of the skin that have become dry and rough, and are normally smaller than calluses.

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

  • Well-fitting socks
  • Comfortable shoes that are not tight around your foot
  • Shoes that offer support

Treating Corns
Treatment of corns involves removing the dead skin that has built up in the specific area of the foot. Consult with Our doctor 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 Chicago, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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