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Are There Any Risk To Having A Corn Removal Operation
I have many corns in my feet. Been there ever since i was a child. Changing shoes and corn caps never help. How to cure these corns without operation?
Podiatrist can help: rather than waste money on ineffective over-the-counter treatments, you should see a good podiatrist to have these evaluated. Sometimes they are related to contact on underlying bone spurs. Make sure you go to a conservative, high-quality podiatrist since sometimes you could have over aggressive treatment. Ask a local orthopedic foot and ankle specialist who they use for local podiatry care ...Read more
No matter what shoes I wear, my feet are always full of corns. Corn caps don't work. I don't want to undergo an operation. Any way to get rid of them?
It's the shoes....: The theory is not all that complicated. Corns, or other descriptives of hard skin, are the result of pressure. normal skin gets trapped in-between two hard surfaces. The surfaces can be a bone and another bone, a bone and a shoe or even a bone and the floor. If the pressure becomes excessive in duration or degree, the skin will react to form callus. Resolution takes reducing the pressure. ...Read more
What is a good treatment for corns on your toes which is not painfulI. Is it possible to have laser surgery?
You Choose.: Treating corns is really straight forward. Trimming the corn may relive the pain temporarily, but there is evidence that this practice actually makes the corn come back faster. Applying pads actually add bulk to the toe, making the shoes actually tighter. Real help lies in taking the pressure off the toe. Either wear larger, better fitting, more accommodating shoes or it's a surgical fix. ...Read more
I have been told by a podiatrist that the only way i can permanently get rid of corns is to have bunion surgery. Is this true?
Advice on surgery for little toes. I have had corns on both little toes for some time now, and tried everything over the counter, also take the hard skin off around them to no avail. I have excruciating pain most of the time no mater what shoes i wear. If
It : It sounds like you have hammertoes, a condition where the toes are contracted or "bent", usually in a downward position in the middle or last knuckle, and upward in the joint connecting the toe to the foot. As a result, the top of the knuckle rubs on the shoe, and all that rubbing causes the skin to thicken (it's a protective mechanism), which is how corns are formed. Sometimes, a little sac of fluid forms called a bursa between the skin and the bone over the knuckle. It's another protective mechanism to help cushion the bone against the repetitive trauma it gets against the shoe. With enough irritation, the fluid inside this bursa can become inflamed. An inflamed bursa is called a bursitis. When this happens, the pain can get acute, and the toe can become a little swollen, warm and red as well. It's important to understand that the "corn" is not the disease, it's the symptom. The "disease" is the hammertoe. So anything you do to the corn will not be a permanent cure, only a temporary relief. The only way to "cure" the problem and stop the corn from coming back is surgery to remove a small piece of bone from the knuckle so the toe can be straightened out. The surgery takes about 10 minutes and is usually done under local anesthesia. There are 4-5 sutures and a small dressing which you'll have to keep dry for 10-14 days. During that time, you can walk, but not too much, and you'll have to wear one of those fancy post-op shoes from paris. Most patients take some sort of pain medication for the first 3-5 days. There is some pain, but it's not the spanish inquisition. After 2 weeks, the dressing comes off, the sutures are removed, and you can just wear a band aid and get into a sneaker. You should be able to get back into your stilettos in 6-8 weeks, although swelling can last up to a year. Short of surgery, there are some things you can do to help you live with your hammertoes and corns. Make sure your shoes are roomy enough for the hammertoes, and a soft leather, suede or deerskin material is less painful than a harder leather. You can also buy corn pads, which look like little donuts that you stick on your toe, with the hole placed where your corn is. Make sure the corn pads are not medicated, as the "medication" is an acid that can burn you. Since these corn pads tend to move as you walk, it's important to tape them in place with a piece of tape or even a band aid. For an episode of bursitis described above, your podiatrist can give you a little injection of an anesthetic and steroid into the toe which immediately calms the bursitis down. Also, having a podiatrist trim down the corns every so often tends to give temporary relief as well. If you do decide to have the surgery, i personally would recommend this be done in a hospital or surgery center rather than a doctor's office. The quality controls in a hospital or surgery center are much higher than in a doctor's office, and should a complication arise, however small a risk this is, you're always best off in a hospital. These days, you don't stay overnight, and you don't eat the food, so there is really no disadvantage of having this minor procedure done as an ambulatory surgery procedure. Hope this helps you make a decision. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi doctors , 2weeks ago i made 2 corns surgery right leg bottom of the leg , doctor also made local anesthesia till now i can't walk easily why?
Corns are usually : On feet. Having said, i would expect one to be able to at least walk at 2 weeks post op and would recommend you pose this question to your surgeon as we don't know the exact procedure performed or what your foot looks like i.E any swelling etc etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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