It feels like Corns develop overnight and persist until they cause a constant uncomfortableness as they go untreated. Our podiatrist, Dr. Daniel Drapacz, DPM, at the New York Foot Experts, can treat your corns and demonstrate preventative measures to make sure they never come back at one of our three locations: 65 Broadway Suite 1103, New York, NY 10006, 360 West 125th St Suite 7, New York, NY 10027 or 469 7th Ave Suite 601, New York, NY 10018.
Corns are basically thick skin formed by pressure from wearing shoes that are too tight, have a heel or that cause any other type of consistent friction against the toes. They are generally small and reside on the side or the top of toes.
To fight the stubbornness of corns and make sure they do not persist, there are some natural methods you can take to help stop them in their tracks. One such method is to rub them with pumice stone after they’ve been soaked in warm water which will help remove the thickened skin. Wearing wider shoes so that there is less chance of the toes rubbing against the inside of shoes is also very helpful. Cushioning pads can also help to keep toes from hitting against each other or the inside of shoes. Baking soda also helps to remove dead skin on the corn and is also anti-fungal and antibacterial which assists to prevent further infection. Alternatively, mixing baking soda with lemon juice or using papaya are other efficient ways to handle corns since the enzymes in papaya act to remove the hardened skin of the corn. Combining all of these methods, you can soak the infected corn in warm water, rub it with a mixture of baking soda and lemon juice, then soak a cloth in papaya juice and wrap it around the corn. After the cloth has dried, wipe the dead skin of the corn off with a pumice stone. When these methods are not enough, a medical professional can use a scalpel to attempt to remove the corn.
However, if your corns are still active and persistent after utilizing the natural methods described above, please call us at 212-385-0801 or contact us online to set up a consultation so that we can determine the appropriate steps to remove your corn in a more effective manner.