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Posts for tag: Corns

By Active Podiatry
August 22, 2016
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Corns  

You have a hard, thickened area of skin on the side of your foot. It's not super painful, but your sneakers definitely irritate it. Your cornsCrawfordsville and Indianapolis, IN podiatrist, Dr. Yong Chae, says it's a corn, and you wonder if this presents a danger to your podiatric and overall health.

Dr. Chae of Active Podiatry values patient education and wants you to know all about your condition and how to safely alleviate it. So, here are the facts about corns, what they really are and what can be done about them.

Are Corns Dangerous?

The short answer is no, they are not, but with this caveat: any inflammation of the foot can develop complications if you are diabetic. Diabetics struggle with increased risk of infection and with compromised circulation. So, Dr. Chae recommends diabetics inspect their feet daily and to call Active Podiatry if you see any changes in foot structure or skin, such as a corn.

For the rest of us, corns aren't overly worrisome, but it's important to keep an eye on them so they don't get bigger, more irritated or develop an infection. Corns are prone to inflammation. Their near cousins, calluses, typically do not become reddened and sore.

The big problem with corns is continued irritation. Irritation usually starts these thick, rough, flaky skin bumps. Corns develop from shoes continually rubbing in one spot and from other factors such as:

  • wearing socks without shoes
  • wearing loose, ill-fitting shoes
  • bunions
  • hammertoes
  • bone spurs

Treatment of Corns

At Active Podiatry in Crawfordsville and Indianapolis, your podiatrist sees corns all the time. They affect people of all ages and are easily treated. He may choose to gently shave the corn down, or he often recommends medication containing salicylic acid to soften, reduce the size of the corn or totally eliminate it. As needed, Dr. Chae prescribes antibiotics.

To prevent corns, the foot doctor asks patients to wear properly fitting, well-ventilated shoes. Moisturizers alleviate dry skin on the foot, and customized orthotics, or shoe inserts, reduce the wear and tear that are so often the genesis of corns and other podiatric health issues.

Struggling with Corns?

Please don't hesitate to contact Active Podiatry for a consultation. Corns and more complex foot problems get compassionate and highly skilled treatment with Dr. Chae. Please call (317) 328-6622 in Indianapolis. In Crawfordsville, phone (765) 362-7200.

By Active Podiatry
January 27, 2015
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Podiatry   Podiatrist   Foot Doctor   Corns  

Correcting Corns Involves Expert Foot CareProtecting your feet and keeping them in good shape gives you the confidence you need to walk happily and healthily all the days of your life. But finding the right foot doctor can be difficult, while treating a foot issue on your own can lead to even fewer answers.

Corns

One of the most common foot conditions today are corns. Characterized by protective layers of thick, dead skin cells, corns start from constant skin-rubbing against an irregularity in your shoe. Usually, they're seen on toes, but regardless of their location, overcoming corns oftentimes means finding a trusted foot doctor.
 
At Active Podiatry in Indianapolis, IN, you'll find out why corns don't have to bother you for the foreseeable future. That's because the trusted podiatrists on site have all the answers you need for total toe treatment! After all, the friction and pressure caused by unruly corns can be quite painful, and typical solutions such as moleskin or padding applied to the affected area(s) aren't always completely satisfying.
Many people with corns incorrectly think that dealing with their discomfort is as easy as one, two, cut - but trying to slice off corns with any type of sharp device is far more dangerous than you might think. Doing so could lead to foot infections and other pain maladies, leaving you with a personal foot problem greater than the one you started with!

Also, don't try your own personal home remedies unless told to do so from an expert podiatrist. Even the most simple home remedies might have ingredients leading to unwanted side effects, so make sure any topical treatment you use to rid your skin of unsightly corns is foot-doctor approved.

Call Active Podiatry Today!

If you're ready to tackle your corns once and for all, give the trusted podiatrists at Active Podiatry a call today at our Indianapolis, IN office at (317) 328-6622 and experience the full foot relief your skin has been dying for!

Are you a patient of Active Podiatry? If so, we would love to hear about your experiences below!