How do I treat my corns ? What is the cure for corns ? How do I stop getting corns ? : Podiatry FAQs : 26
Corn on plantar foot surface.
The good news is that, because corns and callus don’t have nerves of their own, removing them does not hurt. No matter how painful they are when you walk in, the podiatrist can remove the corn without damage to the skin and without trauma to you. No anaesthetic is required. The pain of walking will be reduced immediately, just like the pain of walking on a pebble would be immediately reduced by removing it from the shoe. How to keep the corn away depends on what caused it in the first place. If the problem is footwear, the podiatrist will give you specific instructions on what aspect of the shoes has caused the problem and what to avoid in the future. If the issue is related to foot structure, it is usually possible to custom make a simple pad or shoe insert to deflect the pressure off the problem site. Remember that a corn can’t be killed or poisoned like a mole or a wart could be, because it is not alive. Surgically cutting out a corn and the surrounding skin and stitching up the wound, freezing it or burning it have absolutely no chance of working and will only make it angry. See a podiatrist, have the corn painlessly removed and learn your options to keep the corn at bay in the future. More information is available at our downloadable Corns and Callus Info Page. Click this link to return to the Podiatry FAQ’s Blog.