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Severe Corns and Calluses on the Feet

Severe calluses are thickened areas of skin that develop on the feet due to repeated pressure or friction. They often occur on the heels, soles, and sides of the feet. Corns are similar to calluses but are smaller, with a hard center surrounded by inflamed skin, typically forming on the toes. These conditions can happen as a result of wearing tight or ill-fitting shoes, high-heeled shoes, or abnormal gait patterns. Calluses look like rough, thick patches of skin, while corns appear as hard, round bumps. They can cause discomfort, pain, and tenderness, making walking difficult. Relief can consist of soaking the feet in warm water, using pumice stones or foot files to remove thickened skin, moisturizing, and wearing properly fitted shoes. Complications can arise if calluses and corns are left untreated, leading to skin ulcers or infections, especially in individuals with diabetes. If you suffer from these ailments, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist who can effectively treat uncomfortable corns and calluses.

Corns can make walking very painful and should be treated immediately. If you have questions regarding your feet and ankles, contact Leonora Fihman, DPM of California. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Corns: What Are They? And How Do You Get Rid of Them?
Corns are thickened areas on the skin that can become painful. They are caused by excessive pressure and friction on the skin. Corns press into the deeper layers of the skin and are usually round in shape.

Ways to Prevent Corns
There are many ways to get rid of painful corns such as:

  • Wearing properly fitting shoes that have been measured by a professional
  • Wearing shoes that are not sharply pointed or have high heels
  • Wearing only shoes that offer support

Treating Corns

Although most corns slowly disappear when the friction or pressure stops, this isn’t always the case. Consult with your podiatrist to determine the best treatment option for your case of corns.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Encino and Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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