Common Foot Problems:
- Heel spurs
- Ingrown Toenails
- Foot Injuries
- Plantar Fascitis
- Flat feet
Corns and calluses are hard, stiffened areas on the toes that form as a consequence of rubbing, friction or pressure on the skin.
The most superficial layer of the skin thickens and builds up, irritating the soft tissue underneath. Hard corns are usually located on the top of the toe or on the side of the small toe. Soft corns look just like open sores and grow between the toes as they rub against each other.
One of the main causes of corns are improperly fitting shoes. Other toe deformities, such as hammertoe or claw toe, can also lead to corns. Upon visiting one of our doctors, your corns can be shaved with a scalpel. Corns can be self treated by soaking your feet regularly and using a pumice stone or callus file to soften and reduce the size of the corn.
If you have any questions about our podiatry services, contact us today!