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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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What doctor removes foot corns?

What doctor removes foot corns?

Podiatrist: You can always reach out to podiatrist for such conditions. Although a dermatologist does have the right tool for corn removal; however, very unlikely that a dermatologist would even bother. ...Read more

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I keep getting corns on my left little toe - should I see my doctor?

I keep getting corns on my left little toe - should I see my doctor?

Yes: I would see a podiatrist to have an exam and figure out the cause of the problem. Often there is a small underlying bone spur which can be easily remove. ...Read more

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How to remove corns and calluses on your feet?

How to remove corns and calluses on your feet?

Calluses: Corns/calluses form from friction against the skin, but also moisture is needed. On top of changing shoes and socks, try moisture control by using spray deodorant on your feet. This helps decrease moisture. Also file them down daily in the shower or use vicks vapor rub to soften them up. Lastly, off-load the areas to take pressure off and prevent reformation. Hope this helps! good lucks! ...Read more

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How to remove corns on your feet?

How to remove corns on your feet?

Other than just corn: There are also underlying biomechanics problems associate with joint alignment. I.E. Hammertoe deformity. If the conservative treatments attempts are not helping you should seek an evaluation by podiatrist for recommendation. ...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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What do you call two corns on my toes from wearing high heel shoes that rub my feet? What can I use to remove them?

What do you call two corns on my toes from wearing high heel shoes that rub my feet? What can I use to remove them?

You can file them: With an emory board. The cause however, is usually prominent bones under the skin. A podiatrist can shave those bones and make them smooth again so that the problem should not occur even if you were to wear a shoe that was somewhat tight. ...Read more

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I have a painful callous under my foot. Everytime i walk it hurts. My doctor tried to freeze it and remove it but it came right back. I need advice?

Freezing not a cure: Callouses are caused by excess pressure.The best way to deal with painful callouses is custom orthotics- and occassional debridement ( scraping) the callous by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I went to a doctor and he numbed my foot with a needle and removed the pieces of glass that were in my foot. But it still hurts after a week. What should I do?

I went to a doctor and he numbed my foot with a needle and removed the pieces of glass that were in my foot. But it still hurts after a week. What should I do?

Return to the doctor: Either he inadvertently aggravated one of the nerves in your foot with the injection or did not get all of the glass out of the area. If there is still significant pain after one weeks time, you should return to the doctor to have this reexamined. ...Read more

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Sural nerve damage my boy has had 13 surgeries in his foot and still is hurting him, now his doctor wants to remove part of the sural nerve. Safe?

Sural nerve damage  my boy has had 13 surgeries in his foot and still is hurting him, now his doctor wants to remove part of the sural nerve.  Safe?

Sensory: The sural nerve provides sensation to the outside of the foot.Removing it will also cause numbness but no movement problems. If you are not comfortable about his recommendation seek for a second opinion. ...Read more

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My left foot ankle has found an accessory navicular bone.My doctor said it can be removed, but not necessary. Ineed a second opinion. Thanks

My left foot ankle has found an accessory navicular bone.My doctor said it can be removed, but not necessary. Ineed a second opinion. Thanks

Maybe removal: Sometimes otthotics to support the arch will take pressure off th bone but sometimes a section of bone needs to be removed. ...Read more

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I had tendon surgery, peroneal both, left foot. Stitches were removed 5 days ago. The doctor put me in high boot even though I am confined to bed.

I had tendon surgery, peroneal both, left foot. Stitches were removed 5 days ago. The doctor put me in high boot even though I am confined to bed.

Normal: He's trying to protect the tendon while its healing still. The tendons will take 6-12 weeks in general to get strong again. The boot prevents ankle bending. Bending the ankle even in bed stretches the repair this may be your issue. ...Read more

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I been have a sharp in my big toe joint for about 3 months and my doctor didn't find any and ruled out gout I work standing on my feet. Once I remove my shoe the pain goes away?

I been have a sharp in my big toe  joint  for about 3 months and my doctor didn't find any and ruled out gout I work standing on my feet.
Once I remove my shoe the pain goes away?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities, I would not hesitate to see a foot specialist. The idea that it f goes away after shoe removed suggests shoe could potentially be aggravating it. Is forefoot of your shoe large enough? Is it compressing forefoot? Neuroma, bunion, callus, corn and multiple other potential cause. Detailed exam and studies likely to determine cause. ...Read more

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