Let’s get serious and talk about something many people want to avoid – corns! Maybe you have noticed a small bump forming on your foot or at the top of a toe and wondered about it. Often mistaken as a wart due to their similar appearance, corns are a build up of hard, thickened skin. A virus causes warts, while corns typically develop from wearing poorly fitting shoes. 

No stranger to this unsightly and sometimes painful foot problem, our Palm Desert, CA office is ready to serve you. Have no fear; there is a way to get rid of them! Remember, great care is always needed when treating a foot problem at home. If you have diabetes, you should be seen in the office for all foot related concerns. Here are some easy tips for taking care of corns and preventing them from coming back:

  • Soak the affected foot in a warm bath with Epsom salt for temporary relief.
  • Stay away from any tools that involve cutting at the corn. This is way too dangerous and could leave you at risk for infection. Stick with gently rubbing away deadened skin with a pumice stone after a foot-bath. 
  • Use a non-medicated pad or piece of moleskin to protect the corn from further irritation.
  • Change your shoes to a pair that will not put pressure on the affected area.
  • Keep your toenails trimmed. Long nails can cause toes to bend up slightly in shoes, which can lead to the formation of corns.
  • Pay attention to your feet. If you are noticing patches of skin getting rough or callused change shoes and take the steps necessary so corns do not form. 

If home remedies aren’t cutting it and your corns are becoming painful and bothersome, please call our office for help. Dr. Danciger can provide quick and effective treatment to get rid of them once and for all. Call us at (760) 568-0108 to make an appointment today. 

Dr. Harvey Danciger
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Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle
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