United Foot & Ankle
Podiatrists located in East Brunswick, NJ, Keyport, NJ, Somerset, NJ, Perth Amboy, NJ, Bayonne, NJ, & Old Bridge, NJ
If you have small bumps on your feet that seem dry and flaky and cause pain when you push on them, chances are, you have corns. But with the help of the top-rated podiatrists at United Foot & Ankle, which has locations in East Brunswick, Keyport, Perth Amboy, Somerset, and Bayonne, New Jersey, you can undergo an in-office corn treatment. Find out more by booking a corn evaluation through the website or by calling to speak with a team member directly.
Why do I have corns?
Corns may seem like a painful nuisance, but they’re your skin’s way of protecting itself. When excessive pressure irritates your skin, it starts to thicken to prevent damage, and over time, corns develop.
Usually, corns form on non-weight-bearing areas, like between your toes or on top of them, due to:
- Deformities, such as hammertoes
- Snug, high-heeled, or tight shoes
- Overly tight socks
You can even start developing corns if parts of your foot rub against folds or stitches in the insides of the shoes you wear every day.
What are the symptoms of corns?
Corns are known for causing stabbing, electrical sensations with the slightest amount of pressure. Even slipping on your shoes can cause pain. You may also notice:
- Small, hard, raised bumps
- Very dry and flaky growths
- Bleeding or open wounds
Corns aren’t a serious concern for most. But because they cause discomfort and could be linked to a foot deformity, it’s important to come in to United Foot & Ankle to get started on treatment before they worsen.
It’s especially important to have a professional corn treatment if you have diabetes or poor circulation since corns could be a warning sign that your shoes aren’t fitting you properly.
How are corns treated?
United Foot & Ankle provides in-office corn treatments so that you can experience fast relief. Your podiatrist thoroughly examines your feet and tries to get to the root of why you have corns. They tailor your corn treatment plan to your needs.
To remove the corns, your podiatrist may apply a topical solution to soften your skin, then remove the corns with a surgical scalpel. Once all of your corns are treated, they can talk with you about resolving the cause.
You may need to change your footwear or get fitted for custom orthotics, for instance. Sometimes a minimally invasive surgical procedure to correct deformities, which is common with hammertoes, is also recommended.
United Foot & Ankle provides in-office corn treatments to help you get the relief you deserve. Book your corn evaluation online, or call the clinic nearest you directly.
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