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By Blue Ridge Foot Centers
April 11, 2019
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Corns  

How your podiatrist in Asheville, North Carolina can help your feet feel better

Corns are a common, and often very painful, foot problem. Smaller than calluses, corns are surrounded by inflamed tissue, making it cornsdifficult and painful to put on shoes. Luckily, Dr. Daniel L. Waldman at Blue Ridge Foot Centers in Asheville, North Carolina, offers a full range of foot care services including treatment for painful corns.

More about Corns

Corns develop from the friction and pressure put on your feet and toes. They develop in both non-weight bearing and weight bearing areas including the tops and sides of your toes and in between your toes. According to the Mayo Clinic, corns often have signs and symptoms such as:

  • Tenderness underneath your skin
  • Thickened, rough skin
  • An elevated hard bump

The best treatment for corns is to prevent them from developing. Always wear shoes with enough room for your toes, to prevent friction or pressure on your feet and toes. You can also use padding inside your shoes to cushion your toes and feet.

If you develop corns, try a few simple home remedies like these:

  • Soaking your feet in warm water to soften corns
  • Rub corns gently with a pumice stone to remove layers of hardened skin
  • Apply cream or lotion to keep the skin on your feet moisturized and soft

Always seek out the help of your podiatrist if you are diabetic and develop corns or other foot problems. Diabetes affects your ability to heal, so even the smallest foot issue can lead to a more serious injury or infection.

At Blue Ridge Foot Centers, Dr. Waldman offers several effective treatment options to get rid of corns. He may suggest:

  • Shaving excess skin to reduce friction
  • Prescription corn-removing medication
  • Custom-fit orthotics or inserts
  • Surgery if the corn is caused by friction due to bone alignment issues

For more information on Corns, visit our website: blueridgefoot.com

Need Relief? Give Us a Call!

You and your feet deserve to live your life free of painful corns. To learn more about corn treatment and other podiatry services, call Dr. Daniel L. Waldman's Asheville office today at (828) 254-5371! Dr. Waldman is a board certified physician that teaches the latest minimal incision techniques on both national and international stages—contact his office to see how he can help you!




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