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Best way to treat corns?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Tight shoes?: If you are wearing shoes that are too tight – correct that. A pedorthist can help with finding appropriate shoes. Corns are often treated with pads over the area or can be shaved down. For feisty corns, a visit to your friendly neighborhood podiatrist is your best bet. Take care.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Depends on the cause: Many things can cause a thickening of the skin. Causes may include: viral infections (warts), friction, pressure, repetitive trauma, and a limitation of joint motion. Some genetic conditions may also cause people to develop calluses on the hands and the feet. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

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What are the best ways to treat corns?

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Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology 40 years experience
Sal acid plaster: 1) keep pressure off the corn, especially avoid too-tight shoes. 2) use donut-shaped corn pads to help keep pressure off a corn. 3) salicylic acid plasters, like mediplast, applied directly on the corn can soften and make it less painful. 4) corns can be pared, especially after they're softened by a salicylic acid pad. 5) a corn could be from an underlying bone spur, possibly needing surgery.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to get rid of corns?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: Often surgery to remove the underlying problem of the corn.

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