Corns are small calluses that form on your toes because your tiny toe bones push up against your shoes and put pressure on your skin. Since corns are notorious for causing pain and discomfort, the board-certified podiatrists of About Feet Podiatry Center in Exton, Pennsylvania, provide in-office corn removal treatments for effective relief. Book your corn evaluation online today, or call to speak with a team member directly.
Corns develop because of pressure and friction. For instance, if you have a toe deformity (like a hammertoe), and your toe constantly rubs up against the inside of your shoe, your skin thickens to try to protect itself. These are typically hard corns.
You can also develop soft corns between your toes if they rub together abnormally, possibly because of bunions. In any case though, your risk of having corns increases because of wearing shoes that are too tight or too loose, or because you wear improperly fitting socks that cause friction.
Corns usually surface as small, round bumps that are no bigger than a pencil eraser. You may find that they’re tender in the middle, especially when you push on them, and are surrounded by yellowish-colored skin. Corns are also associated with:
Depending on the severity of your corns, you may feel shooting or electrical sensations with every step you take. If any of these corn symptoms sound familiar, contact About Feet Podiatry Center for an evaluation.
Treating corns depends on their location and the severity of your symptoms. Your podiatrist from About Feet Podiatry Center may recommend:
If you have corns that are causing severe pain, your podiatrist at About Feet Podiatry Center may use a surgical scalpel to gently shave away the dead layers of skin. Because surgical corn removal can lead to infection if it isn’t performed properly — especially if you have poor circulation or diabetes — it’s important not to try this treatment on your own at home.
Your podiatrist spends time removing your corns and treats your skin to prevent infection. They also counsel you about preventive measures to lower your risk of corns in the future.
About Feet Podiatry Center provides in-office corn removal treatments, so you can experience fast pain relief. Click on the online scheduler, or book your corn treatment visit over the phone.