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Severe Corns and Calluses on the Feet

Severe calluses are thickened areas of skin that develop on the feet due to repeated pressure or friction. They often occur on the heels, soles, and sides of the feet. Corns are similar to calluses but are smaller, with a hard center surrounded by inflamed skin, typically forming on the toes. These conditions can happen as a result of wearing tight or ill-fitting shoes, high-heeled shoes, or abnormal gait patterns. Calluses look like rough, thick patches of skin, while corns appear as hard, round bumps. They can cause discomfort, pain, and tenderness, making walking difficult. Relief can consist of soaking the feet in warm water, using pumice stones or foot files to remove thickened skin, moisturizing, and wearing properly fitted shoes. Complications can arise if calluses and corns are left untreated, leading to skin ulcers or infections, especially in individuals with diabetes. If you suffer from these ailments, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist who can effectively treat uncomfortable corns and calluses.

If you have any concerns regarding your feet and ankles, contact one of our podiatrists of Nola Sole Podiatry. Our doctors 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 doctors 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 New Orleans, LA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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