Corns Treatment in New Jersey
Repetitive friction causes corns and calluses, which can range from a slight thickening of the skin to a painful, hard bump. They often form on top of buckled toe joints (hammertoes). If your toes curl under, corns may grow on the tips of the toes. You may also get a corn on the end of a toe if it rubs against your shoe. Corns also grow between toes, often between the first and second toes.
Treatment may include:
- Trimming the corn by shaving the layers of dead skin
- Applying pads around the corn area
- Wearing larger shoes to comfortably fit your foot without rubbing
While your podiatrist may also trim away portions of the affected area—however, never attempt to do this at home, as infections may result—particularly if you are prone to circulatory problems or diabetes.
People with diabetes are prone to a variety of foot problems, often because of two complications of diabetes: nerve damage (neuropathy) and poor blood circulation. When neuropathy is present, you cannot tell if your shoes are causing pressure and producing corns and callouses. If left untreated, they can develop into ulcers.
Because of poor circulation to the feet, cuts or blister can easily turn into infected ulcers that will not heal. This is a common – and serious – complication of diabetes and can lead to loss of your foot, your leg or your life. An ulcer is a sore on the skin that may go all the way to the bone.
Our major goal as diabetic foot and ankle specialists is to restore health to the foot and to prevent complications that could result in worsening conditions and even amputation.
You can do much to prevent amputations by being under the care of a well-trained diabetic foot & ankle surgeon. Getting regular foot check-ups and seeking immediate help when you notice something can keep small problems from growing more serious.
Our doctors at Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons have specialized training and qualifications for diabetic foot care and limb salvage. They are experienced in new surgical techniques to save feet and legs, including joint reconstruction and the use of advanced wound-healing technology.
Advanced Wound/Ulcer Healing
- Genetically engineered platelet-derived growth factor Regranex)
- Genetically engineered living skin cells (Apligraf)
- Hyperbaric oxygen treatment
- Negative pressure wound healing (Wound Vac)
- Surgical debridement of wounds