Foot and ankle pain can be a real bummer in your daily routine. In particular, corns usually cause significant foot pain, especially when pressure is applied. They usually occur when the skin of the foot rubs against the inside of your shoe. Thankfully our podiatrist, Dr. Daniel Drapacz, can provide safe treatment to alleviate your pain. You can visit Dr. Drapacz at the New York Foot Experts, located at 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 a nasty surprise once you realize they’re on your feet. They usually form on the top of feet and often are curved in shape. They can also occur when a bone is not in the usual place and skin trapped between the bone and shoe rubs and the outer layer of the skin condenses. The skin thickens for protection from the unusual pressure. Corns can become a severe problem if they become infected which can hurt normal tissue or reduce foot movement. Hard corns form at the top of the little toes because these areas are generally where poorly fitting shoes are inclined to rub the greatest. Soft corns can occur between toes and stay soft because of the sweat in those areas. These types of corns are however very susceptible to becoming infected, so be careful!
Several herbal treatments for corns include the following:
- Rubbing the infected area with pineapple.
- Oil of oregano can also be used.
- Rubbing vinegar on the site.
- Eating foods rich in fiber can also have a healthy effect.
If you develop corns, it’s best to visit a podiatrist to avoid severe foot complications, especially for those who stand all day on their feet. If you are experiencing corns, contact us online to make an appointment as soon as possible. Take the opportunity to get the very best treatment offered by Dr. Drapacz and you will notice a change for the better.