Are Corns Harmful?

Foot corns are thickened, hardened areas of skin that form in response to pressure or friction. They usually develop on the toes or soles of the feet and can be pesky, causing discomfort and pain. Corns or calluses can also make walking, wearing shoes, or exercising painful. Fortunately, our podiatrist Dr. Daniel Waldman of Blue Ridge Foot Centers in Asheville, NC can help.

He can examine your feet and identify the root cause of your corns, potentially related to an underlying foot deformity or an ill-fitting shoe. Dr. Waldman can then recommend a personalized treatment plan to address your specific needs, which include trimming the corn, applying the medication, or using orthotics to redistribute pressure on the foot. With proper treatment, you can get relief from the discomfort and prevent corns from recurring.

Are Corns Harmful? 

Foot corns aren't necessarily harmful. But they can be uncomfortable and cause pain when walking. If left untreated, they can also become infected or lead to more complex foot problems.

It's beneficial to treat foot corns to alleviate pain and prevent complications. Treatment options include using over-the-counter medications, wearing comfortable shoes, using cushioning pads or insoles, and, in severe cases, having our podiatrist remove the corn. Proper foot care, including regular inspection and hygiene, can also help prevent the development of foot corns.

Consult Our Podiatrist

During a consultation with Dr. Daniel Waldman of Blue Ridge Foot Centers, you can expect to discuss everything related to your corns from the causes to the treatment options available. Dr. Waldman will examine your feet and ask about your medical history to determine the root of the problem. He'll then recommend a personalized treatment plan, which includes medication, orthotics, or surgery. With his expert guidance, you'll be well on your way to finding relief and regaining your mobility.

Please explore our website, for more information about the conditions we treat and the services provided. If you have questions about treatment for corns and want to discuss them with Dr. Daniel Waldman of Blue Ridge Foot Centers in Asheville, NC, call (828) 254-5371.

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