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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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My doctor says that I need to have the bunions removed from the side of my feet is this a painful procedure?

My doctor says that I need to have the bunions removed from the side of my feet is this a painful procedure?

Everyone: Handles pain differently. Why do you "need" your bunions removed? Do they hurt? Are you in pain? ...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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Hello to all the doctors? I am diabetic and have foot ulcers. Should I remove the skin from the ulcer?

Hello to all the doctors? I am diabetic and have foot ulcers. Should I remove the skin from the ulcer?

See the doctor today: Foot ulcers in diabetics can be a serious problem and should be examinaed and treated by your physician right away. The only thing worse than not seeing your doctor today is fiddling with it yourself.
You might make the problem much worse. Please see the doctor today! ...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 doctor said I have a chipped bone in my foot near my ankle it's been causing me a lot of pain over the pat two months will I need the piece removed?

My doctor said I have a chipped bone in my foot near my ankle it's been causing me a lot of pain over the pat two months will I need the piece removed?

Broken foot: Most likely not, unless that piece interferes with the joint movement, but you need you ankle to be immobilized. ...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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Should I have surgery to remove the bone chip/chunk from my foot? 3 years ago I was playing ultimate frisbee, I jumped up and landed wrong and broke a bone in my right foot/ankle. At the time I thought I just sprained something, so I didn’t see a doctor.

Bone chip: Because you state you have a bone chip I will assume you have had x rays taken. If the chip is in a position to hurt you speak to your podiatrist who will guide you in making the decision that is right for you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why does my foot hurt bad after it got the ingrown toenail removed by a doctor befour the nail even grew all the way back a sharp pain?

Why does my foot hurt bad after it got the ingrown toenail removed by a doctor befour the nail even grew all the way back a sharp pain?

Follow up: With the doctor who performed the procedure. Sometimes, there may be a piece of nail that was not removed, other times a cyst may of developed where the procedure was performed. ...Read more

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Foot op - due to broken bone, then wore a cast, but after diagnosed with clot in sural vein. Doctors removed the cast to treat. Is this advisable?

Foot op - due to broken bone, then wore a cast, but after diagnosed with clot in sural vein. Doctors removed the cast to treat. Is this advisable?

It sounds: Like the prudent thing to do. If you have a clot, you don't leave the cast on. As long as you are not walking on the foot, i.E using crutches, the bones should be okay. ...Read more

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How can I remove corns on 2nd toe?

How can I remove corns on 2nd toe?

File with an Emory: Board. Make sure shoes are not tight. Keep in mind bony prominences along with friction cause corns, see a foot doc to discuss permenant corrections... ...Read more

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My doctor removed my toenail and there is something white and hard but not hard like my toenail. What could it be?

My doctor removed my toenail and there is something white and hard but not hard like my toenail. What could it be?

New nail: Sometimes if the nail regrows it starts off somewhat soft. If the area that is white and hard is at the base of your toe then it is probably the new nail growing back.
You will know in a few months for sure if it is the nail as it will grow out and look like your old nail. ...Read more

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I have had my little toenail removed by my doctor last week. How long will it take to grow back and when will I be able to leave it uncovered?

I have had my little toenail removed by my doctor last week. How long will it take to grow back and when will I be able to leave it uncovered?

Growing back: Nails grow very slowly approx. 2 mm per day. Slower than a snail's pace. 2nd you should talk with the doctor about his protocol for healing. Mine is when the nail bed is dry and no pain on direct palpation of little toe. ...Read more

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How do doctors remove a skin bridge on the penis?

How do doctors remove a skin bridge on the penis?

Under local...: Skin bridge after circumcision does happen infrequently and usually carries no functional concern. Most of times, patients like it divided for cosmetic reason, which can be done under local anesthesia at office. But occasionally, it may be extensive so more procedure is needed just like redoing a circumcision. So, see doc and decide what is needed, but still a minor procedure. ...Read more

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Need RCT on crowned tooth that is part of a permanent bridge...OK for doc to drill through crown and not remove bridge??

Need RCT on crowned tooth that is part of a permanent bridge...OK for doc to drill through crown and not remove bridge??

Root canal: This can be done. It is more challenging than doing it without the crown/bridge on but the cost of cutting the bridge off to do the root canal isuch great than doing the root canal through the abutment tooth on the bridge. You just have to accept the risks of porcelain fracture and loosening of the bridge when it is drilled through...these are risks, but it can be done successfully. ...Read more