Corns and calluses can become annoying if they grow to become irritating. Corns and calluses form as a result of constant rubbing and pressure on the feet. Calluses are usually flat bumps while corns are thick and circular. When treating your corns and calluses, make sure to see a health professional first. Using instruments like a pumice stone may be sufficient enough to remove smaller bumps, but refrain from using any sharp implements on your skin. Orthotics and insoles can also help alleviate any pain and pressure on your feet.

If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles contact Dr. Robert J. Kaplan of Twin Rivers Podiatry Easton. Our doctor will treat 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, please feel free to contact our office in Easton, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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