Of the many things that can go wrong with your feet, a corn is among the least worrisome. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t just as irritating. At Allcare Foot and Ankle Care, our podiatrists see a variety of problems, ranging from minor problems to major surgeries. On the foot care scale, corns are fairly easy to get rid of, but it does take time and can be frustrating in the meantime. Keep reading to learn all you need to know about corns. If you have additional questions, or if home treatment isn’t successful, get in touch with our Dallas team today for an appointment.
The podiatrist will conduct a complete examination of your feet. X-rays may be taken; your podiatrist may also want to inspect your shoes and watch you walk. He or she will also take a complete medical history. Corns and calluses are diagnosed based on appearance and history.
If you have mild corns or calluses, your podiatrist may suggest changing your shoes and/or adding padding to your shoes. Larger corns and calluses are most effectively reduced (made smaller) with a surgical blade. A podiatrist can use the blade to carefully shave away the thickened, dead skin—right in the office. The procedure is painless because the skin is already dead. Additional treatments may be needed if the corn or callus recurs.
Cortisone injections into the foot or toe may be given if the corn or callus is causing significant pain. Surgery may be necessary in cases that do not respond to conservative treatment.
Here at Charlestown Podiatry Clinic, we have the skills and experience to treat patients with all types of podiatry requirements. Our clients range from children to the elderly and everyone else in between. We treat athletes’ injuries from the elite to social levels and have developed quite a reputation amongst the sporting community.