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Surgery May Relieve Painful Corns

Corns on the feet are most commonly caused by excessive pressure on the toe or bottom of the foot from wearing tight or ill-fitting shoes. When painful corns on your feet become unbearable and conservative treatments no longer work, surgery is a viable option. Corns, known medically as heloma, can become excruciating, making even the simplest daily activities a painful ordeal. The surgical procedure involves making a small incision over the affected toe to access the corn. The foot doctor removes the corn, repairs any tendon that may be involved, and closes the incision. Various numbing options, including general anesthesia, a spinal block, or local anesthesia with sedation, are offered based on the severity of the procedure. Surgery for painful corns addresses the root causes of discomfort and can provide a permanent solution. If persistent corn-related pain affects your life, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist. This foot doctor can assess the need for surgery or offer other treatment options as needed. 

Corns can make walking very painful and should be treated immediately. If you have questions regarding your feet and ankles, contact Charles Passet, DPM of Forest Hills. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Corns: What Are They? And How Do You Get Rid of Them?
Corns are thickened areas on the skin that can become painful. They are caused by excessive pressure and friction on the skin. Corns press into the deeper layers of the skin and are usually round in shape.

Ways to Prevent Corns
There are many ways to get rid of painful corns such as:

  • Wearing properly fitting shoes that have been measured by a professional
  • Wearing shoes that are not sharply pointed or have high heels
  • Wearing only shoes that offer support

Treating Corns

Although most corns slowly disappear when the friction or pressure stops, this isn’t always the case. Consult with your podiatrist to determine the best treatment option for your case of corns.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Forest Hills, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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