Tuesday, 25 October 2022 00:00

Paring Down Foot Corns

Foot corns are just one of the many types of foot conditions that can be of great annoyance to a patient. A corn is a hard, thick spot of skin that typically develops on a person’s foot as the result of friction or pressure. One way in which a medical professional, such as a podiatrist, might attempt to treat persistent corns is by paring down the affected skin. More specifically, a podiatrist can use a scalpel blade to make the skin less thick. In some cases, multiple sessions may be needed for a podiatrist to completely pare down the affected skin. After a corn has been pared down, there is a chance that it may return if the patient does not wear footwear that fits properly. If you have corns, it is recommended that you contact your podiatrist today for treatment.

If you have any concerns regarding your feet and ankles, contact Dr. Tin Quach of Foot Center. Our doctor 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 doctor to determine the best treatment option for your case of corns.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in McAllen, and Weslaco, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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