Walking puts added pressure on the feet leading to foot pain and other issues such as corns. Many foot problems can be blamed on footwear. Corns are calluses that form on the toes because the bones push up against a shoe. This puts pressure on the skin. The surface layer of the skin becomes thick. Hard corns are usually located either on the side of the small toe or on the top of a toe. Soft corns look like open sores and develop in between the toes. With the help of our podiatrists at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists in Crystal Lake, Elgin, Schaumburg, Huntley and Chicago, IL, your corn pain can be gone forever.
The Corn Removal Process
Diagnosing corns is not hard, but sometimes treating it can be difficult. This is why it is important that you don't try to remove them at home. Our podiatrists have years of experience in removing these corns and to ensure they don’t re-occur. First, we may trim the corn by shaving dead skin layers to restore the normal contour. If there is an underlying problem such as a deformity, that will be addressed. Ultimately, we will work with you to determine the best treatment at any of our offices: Crystal Lake, Elgin, Schaumburg, Huntley and Chicago.
It’s important that you never cut into your own corns at home as infection can occur. If you are diabetic, never self-medicate or treat a corn or any other foot problems. Corns can become ulcerations and move through layers of skin leading to an open wound that is more serious.
Treating Your Corn Today
The best way to treat a corn is with prevention. Wear shoes and socks that fit properly and do not squeeze the foot in any way. Wear high-heeled shoes sparingly as they put added pressure on the forefoot. To schedule a consultation regarding corn removal with your podiatrists at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists, call any of our offices today: Crystal Lake, Elgin, Schaumburg, Huntley and Chicago, IL.