The Alberta government has teamed up the United Way to establish the annual Toasty Toes Sock Drive to collect 100,000 socks for the homeless before the colder weather makes an appearance. Well known for their harsh winters, socks are one of Alberta’s most requested items to shelters and those that do not have the resources to purchase socks become more susceptible to foot ailments such as corns, athlete’s foot, frostbite and blisters.

Corns can be a huge nuisance for the feet. If you have any foot or ankle concerns contact Dr. Robert J. Kaplan of Twin Rivers Podiatry. Our doctor will attend to your foot and ankle 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 feel free to contact our office located in Easton, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technologies to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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