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What are Corns and Calluses?

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athletes foot9Both corns and calluses are described as thickened areas of layered skin that form in response to constant pressure or irritation on the afflicted areas. Corns are smaller and usually develop around and between your toes, having hard centers. Making sure that your corns do not become inflamed is important. You can try to remove corns and calluses by yourself, but the best option is to see your podiatrist.

If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles see one of our podiatrists of Greene Podiatry Associates, Inc. Our doctors will treat your heel pain symptoms in addition to other podiatric-related needs.

Corns: What are they? And how do you get rid of them?
Corns can be described as areas of the skin that have thickened to the point of becoming painful or irritating. They are often layers and layers of the skin that have become dry and rough, and are normally smaller than calluses.

Ways to Prevent Corns
There are many ways to get rid of painful corns such as wearing:
- Well-fitting socks
- Comfortable shoes that are not tight around your foot
- Shoes that offer support

Treating Corns
Treatment of corns involves removing the dead skin that has built up in the specific area of the foot. Salicylic acid can help in getting rid of these corns because it dissolves keratin, which is the protein that makes up a good majority of corns. Podiatrists recommend that people with diabetes not use salicylic acid but should consult with their podiatrist regarding the treatment of corns.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Waynesburg and Fredericktown, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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