Corns and calluses are thick, solidified layers of skin that form when your skin tries to protect itself against rubbing and pressure. They most often develop on the feet and toes or hands and fingers. Corns and calluses can be unattractive.
If you’re healthy, you need therapy for corns and calluses only if they cause soreness. For most people, merely getting rid of the source of friction or tension makes corns and calluses vanish.
There are a few reasons that you should probably see a Podiatrist for corns and calluses, like Dr. Rajnish Manohar, who has offices in Brandon and Zephyrhills.
Painful Corns and Calluses
Corns typically call for therapy because they trigger discomfort. One of the most reliable procedure includes the choice of appropriate shoes. Shoes ought to be level or low-heeled and made from soft leather. The toe box should be rounded or settled in shape with adequate space for the toes, and also the shoe should have a considerable amount of space to fit the foot easily. Shock absorbing cushioning could be practical in alleviating tension on the feet. Treatments are readily available to put on the corn. These medications are generally reliable, although the procedure may be slow and there is the capacity for ulcer or infection. Faster outcomes can be acquired by having Dr. Manohar scrape or shave the sore.
Redness in Corns and Calluses
While your favorite set of heels or boots might look attractive, they could take an uninviting toll on your feet. Excess foot pressure, specifically in between the toes, can lead to corns– thick layers of skin with a solid core. Corns can be painful and also often call for long-term treatment, particularly if they impact bones as well as nerves. Corns pull the skin tight, leading to inflammation that produces an uneven skin tone, giving them a red appearance. There are ways you can treat redness at home, but if the corn or callus is also painful, you may want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Manohar.
Infection in Corns and Calluses
Corns and calluses that are not dealt with will only lead to more pain and possible infection. They will not be successfully treated unless the pressure that caused them is taken away. If they are not treated, the skin will only become larger and more painful. Eventually the body will react to them like they are a foreign body and create an abscess (infection). Left untreated, the infection can spread to surrounding tissues. Infection of corns on the toe is much more common compared calluses. This can be a significant issue for those with inadequate blood circulation, peripheral neuropathy as well as the need for diabetic issues foot care.
If you have corns and calluses that are painful, red, or infected, please contact Dr. Rajnish Manohar at his Brandon office (813) 502-5904 or in Zephyrhills (813) 782-3233. Alternately, you can use a simple website form by clicking the button below.
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Dr. Manohar has been in private practice as a Podiatrist in Zephyrhills since 2001, treating Foot and Ankle Pain including Diabetic Foot Pain and Neuropathy, as well as, providing routine Diabetic Foot Care.
Dr. Manohar is board certified by the American Board of medical specialties in Podiatric Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Dr. Manohar resides in Temple Terrace, Florida.
Dr. Manohar specializes in treating foot and ankle pain, Plantar Fasciitis and Heel spurs, Neuromas, Peripheral Neuropathy, Ingrown toenails, Non healing wounds, corns, calluses, Warts, Cysts, Toenail fungus.