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Doctor insights on: Corn Cups

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What are corns?

What are corns?

Corns: Thickening of skin over areas of prominence on the tops of the toes. ...Read more

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How are corns treated?

How are corns treated?

Hammertoes: Corns usually signify that you have hammertoes depending on how severe they are you may need either just shaving of the skin or may need a hammertoe surgery. ...Read more

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How can I treat corns?

You can try : Filing with an emory board then protecting with a silicone toe sleeve. Podiatrists can offer more permenant solutions. ...Read more

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Best way to treat corns?

Best way to treat corns?

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. ...Read more

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What does having corns mean?

What does having corns mean?

Painful bumbs: Corns are painful bumps on the feet, usually at pressure points, or in between toes ("soft corns"). They are often caused by tight shoes or excessive walking or running. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure corns?

What's a good way to cure corns?

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 may be conservative or surgical. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What puts someone at risk for corns?

Bone changes: Constant pressure from i'll fitting shoes puts pressure on bones that produce protective thickening of skin. Shoes must fit properly and underlying bone amy need to be treated of necessary by podiatrist. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to treat corns?

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. ...Read more

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What method should I use to remove corns?

Find the cause....: I would seek the care of an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. The cause of corns can be anything from poorly fitting shoes to something more serious. Many times corns will become smaller or even disappear if their cause is corrected. An orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon in your area can be found at aofas.Org. ...Read more

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Why do corns develop and why are they painful?

Why do corns develop and why are they painful?

Pressure or friction: Calluses and corns form naturally to protect areas of skin where there is repeated pressure or frequent friction. Corns and calluses are thickened dead skin material. Corns hurt when they grow big and start pressing into the deeper parts of the foot (especially if the corn is on the bottom of the foot, and a person has to stand on the corn). ...Read more

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Is there more than one good way to treat corns?

Corns: Corns and calluses can be treated with many types of medicated products to chemically pare down the thickened, dead skin. These products are share the same active ingredient -- salicylic acid, the ingredient used in over-the-counter wart-removal products. ...Read more

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I'm curious. What symptoms go along with corns?

I'm curious. What symptoms go along with corns?

Rough hard bump: Usually appears as a rough thick hard bump, can be tender. Tends to occur on tops or sides of toes, bottom of feet in areas where there's rubbing or friction or weight-bearing. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Corns?

What is the definition or description of: Corns?

Corns: A corn is a thick, hard area on the foot formed with dead skin cells often in response to friction/ pressure. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure corns at home, effectively!?

Corns: To get rid of corns at home effectively, might want to use a pomous stone and apply urea cream. That is the safest and most effective way to treat corns. ...Read more

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Will removing a corn cause more corns to grow in its place?

Will removing a corn cause more corns to grow in its place?

No: Corns and calluses are caused by repeated pressure or friction against skin. It is a protective reaction to avoid blisters. In the foot, corns generally occur due to pressure from ill-fitting shoewear. Removing the corn will not cause more corns to grow in their place, but if the original cause of the corn is not changed, the corn will come back. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to developing corns than others?

Yes: Calluses and corns are thickened dead skin material, and form naturally to protect areas of skin where there is repeated pressure or frequent friction. People whose feet bones are formed a way that causes more pressure or friction spots during walking will tend to get corns more easily. Poorly fitting shoes and excessive walking, running, or climbing may increase calluses and corns, too. ...Read more

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Are there certain foods that predispose you to developing corns?

No: There are no particular foods that one might eat that would cause the development of corns (eating corn doesn't cause corns!). However, if one had poorly-fitting shoes, and had to walk many miles every day to the market to buy food, then he might develop calluses and corns from his daily trips to get food. ...Read more

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Im a teen. How will having corns mess up my health later in life?

Foot discomfort: They won't "mess up your life" but they can cause foot discomfort depending on their size and position. They can certainly make wearing certain types of shoes uncomfortable. Diabetics, however, should have corns and callouses removed or trimmed to prevent further problems. ...Read more

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