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Doctor insights on: Corn On A Foot

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Should the person with corns on his foot go for jogging /running?

Should the person with corns on his foot go for jogging /running?

Corns on feet: Corns are a sign of excessive pressure on certain parts of the foot. It may have to do with the type of shoes you are wearing, the bone structure of the foot and whether sensation in your feet works properly. Corns can be painful. These need an evaluation by a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon to determine cause. Also, plantar warts can look like corns. Please see your dr. For evaluation. ...Read more

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Can corns on your foot become infected?

Can corns on your foot become infected?

If ulcerates skin: If they cause a ulceration through the skin (a wound) this can become infected. ...Read more

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When should a person with corn on his foot stop applying salicylic acid? Or what are the sign of cure of corns on feet while using salicylic acid?

When should a person with corn on his foot stop applying salicylic acid? Or what are the sign of cure of corns on feet while using salicylic acid?

Corns: Corns are caused by a hammer toe and enlarged bone under the corn. Salicylic acid does not cure corns. In fact salicylic acid can burn the skin. If there is a severe vascular problem or neuropathy, the acid can burn through the skin and create an open sore and eventually could expose bone in people who have lost nerve sensation. Professional care is recommended. ...Read more

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Is there any homeopathic medicine to cure foot corn I am having a foot corn under my foot thumb, I am applying corn/callous removers from last 1 month but its not helping , now from last one week i realized that some more small corns are coming up near

Is there any homeopathic medicine to cure foot corn I am having a foot corn under my foot thumb, I am applying corn/callous removers from last 1 month but its not helping , now from last one week i realized that some more small corns are   coming up near

Lotion or surgery. : Corns and calluses occur because of pressure points. Surgery can fix this, but if you're not ready for that, trimming them down and regular use of lotion may soften them to the point they don't bother you. You can also try larger shoes that don't rub against the painful areas! offloading orthotics can also help: see your podiatrist for casting. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure corn/callous on foot help?

What's a good way to cure corn/callous on foot help?

Corns/callus: Try removing any added stress in those areas. Padding can be helpful along with changes in footwear. Evaluation by a podiatrist would be beneficial. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a corn on my foot, please help?

Change shoes.: A "corn" is a hard calloused tissue that grows on a toe in response to abnormal friction. Depending on the location of the problem, larger or different style shoes may help alleviate the pain and prevent the "corn" from reoccurring. If you are able, gently file the hard skin with an emery board to remove some of the dead skin. Don't use sharp items or acid containing dressings. ...Read more

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Is there a good way for me to remove the root of corn on my foot?

Is there a good way for me to remove the root of corn on my foot?

Root Myth: Many people think that corns have a root like a plant and if removed problem goes away. Actually, a corn forms from a response of skin to excessive pressure or friction. This can be from a shoe, an enlarged bone or a deformity causing this abnormal pressure. The only way to permanently eliminate the corn is if the underlying cause of this pressure or friction is eliminated. Consult with podiatrist. ...Read more

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How do I treat a corn on my foot? I have a corn or a caluis on my foot

Ointment,change shoe: Soak your feet in warm water, apply an ointment like kerasal, cover with tape or a bandaid over night. That should help soften it and loosen it. Once you get rid of it stop wearing the shoe that is rubbing it. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a corn on my foot?

Easy: Corn in the foot is one of the most common condition ( and annoying ) that cause pain in the foot. If over the counter medications are not helping simple removal in your doctor ( or dpm ) is the cure. ...Read more

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How does a doctor remove a corn from your foot?

How does a doctor remove a corn from your foot?

Cuts away dead skin: A doctor removes a corn by first cleaning the skin well. He may numb up the area with a lidocaine-type anesthetic if it looks like there may be pain involved. Then, he shaves away the dead skin forming the corn and callus, using a sharp scalpel blade. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a corn on my foot and it hurts me when i touch it or walk, i was to the gp and he said that i need to see a specialist.What can I do?

Hi, I have a corn on my foot and it hurts me when i touch it or walk, i was to the gp and he said that i need to see a specialist.What can I do?

Let me advise you: I believe if the gp could not handle your problem this means it is beyond his expertise you should go to podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a painful corn on my foot I treated and tried to cut many times Now it's red painful spot that creates problem for me to ware shoes and walk ?

I have a painful corn on my foot I treated and tried to cut many times
Now it's red painful spot that creates problem for me to ware shoes and walk

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A sensible approach: Make sure that the shoe you are wearing is the correct size. Cutting down the skin helps at times when done by a Podiatrist. Diabetics see a DPM Keep the area free of irritation when possible. Silicone gel pads that can be purchased which fit over the toe offer great comfort Avoid over the counter medicated pads . They contain a weak acid and can damage the skin If no relief see a PODIATRIST. ...Read more

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I have corns inside foot calluses. What do I do?

I have corns inside foot calluses. What do I do?

Remove them: First try application of over the counter medication, if fails get them removed. ...Read more

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I have what i think is a corn on foot it has a white center and hurts when i walk what can I do?

Is it a corn?: Have it evaluated to see if it is a corn. Corns may result from friction, pressure on bony prominences such as hammertoes. Treatments will depend on the propper identification of the diagnosis. Have it evaluated to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I've had what I think is a corn on bottom of foot for years. Just lived with it. Is it dangerous to not have taken care of?

I've had what I think is a corn on bottom of foot for years. Just lived with it. Is it dangerous to not have taken care of?

Corn: An exam is needed to determine if it is a wart or callous . One is caused by pressure ( callous) and the other is caused by a virus. Both have very different treatment methods . This will be discussed with you when you see your podiatrist . ...Read more

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Hello. Removed corn or verruca from foot with corn plasters. What should I do to prevent it from coming back again. small crater under foot. Thanks?

Hello. Removed corn or verruca from foot with corn plasters. What should I do to prevent it from coming back again. small crater under foot. Thanks?

Depends: If it was a verruca, it should not come back. If it was a corn you need to abstain from the offending shoe that caused the pressure on the site of the corn. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I am 62 years old. I have a deeply rooted corn on my right foot. I got orthopedic surgery done twice, but the corn is growing once again. Whom should I contact for complete removal, an orthopedic, a plastic surgeon, or a skin specialist?

I am 62 years old. I have a deeply rooted corn on my right foot. I got orthopedic surgery done twice, but the corn is growing once again. Whom should I contact for complete removal, an orthopedic, a plastic surgeon, or a skin specialist?

Corn: First , corns are not deeply rooted. The first thing to do is seek the help of a podiatrist who will accurately diagnose the cause of the corn and will guide you with appropriate treatment. Best of luck ! ...Read more

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How can I safely remove corns from the bottom of foot?

How can I safely remove corns from the bottom of foot?

Corns: Corns are essentially focal areas of dry, thick, calloused skin. Otc corn pads use salicylic acid to dissolve them away. Also use of a foot file or pumice stone can help mechanically remove them. May want to see your doctor to make sure they are not plantar warts--they can resemble a corn. ...Read more

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