What is a corn?
Foot corns are hardened layers of skin. These layers develop because of the pressure and friction on certain areas of the foot. They usually appear on areas of pressure like the heel, underneath the ball of your foot, and in between your toes. They can be quite painful to walk on and prevent you from wearing your shoes.
How to treat corns?
There are ways to safely and painlessly remove your corn and prevent it from growing back again.
1. Removing your corn
Your podiatrist has all the tools to safely and painlessly shave your corn all the way down to its root. This can easily relieve you from the pain caused by your corn.
2. Redistributing your pressure
Because your corn is due to an accumulation of pressure and friction, your podiatrist can solve the mechanical defect in your foot that keeps on creating your corn. This can be done by prescribing proper shoes or a custom-made plantar orthotic.
Your podiatrist can prescribe medication or apply a chemical treatment to treat your corn. This will be done safely accordingly to your skin and health condition.
How to treat corns at home?
There are ways to treat your corn at home while waiting for your podiatric consultation. The key to treating your corn at home is to reduce the pressure and friction as much as possible.