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The Conversation Always Comes Back to Corns

The Conversation Always Comes Back to Corns

Corns can develop on feet and generally do so in response to repeated frictions. The repeated frictions cause certain areas of skin to harden and thereafter cause this condition. They can however be problematic as they get painful. Our podiatrists, Dr. Kristina Robertson, DPM and Dr. Taylor Robertson, DPM at NOLA Sole Podiatry can treat your corns with the attention they deserve. Please call us at 504-302-1586 and visit us at our New Orleans, LA location to learn more about corns.

Corns generally form as thickened and waxy skin that are often in a circular shape. They become hard, swollen and painful as they progress without treatment. They generally form on the feet in areas of frequent friction such as on the bottom of the foot, in between toes or even on top of the toes. Symptoms of this condition include a painful sensation when they are pressed or rubbed against, making it challenging to walk.

Treatment options for this condition include shoe inserts or medicated creams. Shoe inserts assist with making shoes fit better, which can relieve the source of pressure producing the foot corns. Pads are also helpful since they can act to cushion and support the areas of the feet that are most prone to developing corns. Pads treated with medications are even more useful as they soften the hardened skin on top of corns and allow them to diminish. Corns may reduce in number as unnecessary friction stops being applied to the foot. When corns become resistant and don’t fade with these methods, a medical professional may have to cut the excess skin of a corn. This method is more serious in nature and could cause an infection if not done in the proper medical setting.

Because corns can sprout quickly and be stubborn, it’s important that you get the right treatment to fight them off as soon as possible. Therefore, it is important that you contact our offices today so that we can help to provide you the best treatment possible of giving your feet the chance of being corn-free.

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