Foot corns are hardened layers of the skin that develop from your skin’s response to friction and pressure. It presses upon the adjacent tissues and causes severe pain while walking as it creates pressure on nerves.
Things to know:
- Symptoms of a foot corn include a rough yellowy patch of lumpy skin, skin area getting sensitive to touch or experiencing foot pain while wearing shoes.
- Foot corns can be safely treated and you can prevent future ones too.
- If you are looking for an instant relief treatment then you can count upon some over-the-counter options that are safe and effective. You can treat the corn with corn pads containing salicylic acid.
- Corns can form below your toenail bed, between your toes, on the sides of your feet or on the bottom of the feet.
The best way to avoid corns from forming or returning is to make sure you choose comfortable footwear that fit your feet the best. Wear shoes, which allow your toes to freely move. You can also wear socks that are thick on the toes or cover the toes with breathable bandages if you are prone to corns. Always keep your toenails trimmed.
Laser Corn Removal Treatment:
A dermatologist treats your corn by laser corn removal treatment in case the condition is hampering your movement and is getting extremely painful. It is a simple and safe office procedure. The incidence of recurrence is reduced if post-operatively corrected footwear is used.