Southeastern Pennsylvania Corns & Calluses Treatment
Relieving Foot Pain
Corns & calluses are common foot problems leaving patients with great discomfort and pain. It’s important to be aware of these conditions so you can take appropriate care and prevent them from becoming serious health problems, such as a foot ulcer. The skilled podiatrists at Bux-Mont Foot & Ankle Care Centers provide advanced foot care and treatment for corns & calluses, as well as other foot conditions.
What Are Corns?
A corn is a type of callus that often forms on the top or side of the toes. They are not usually painful when left alone, but can be if pressed. Corns can be caused by friction on the skin, usually from wearing uncomfortable shoes.
There are two types of corns:
- Hard corns – Small, bumps that appear on firm areas of skin, usually near a callus
- Soft corns – White, rubbery-looking corns that often appear between the toes
What Are Calluses?
A callus is a skin that has been thickened in response to irritation. Callus formations are a defensive mechanism designed to protect the body from damage. Calluses usually build up on the bottom of the foot, and they are much bigger than corns.
In most cases, calluses are not a major cause for concern. However, if you have a painful callus or one that lasts for a long period, or if you have diabetes, you should have it examined by a podiatrist.
How Do We Remove a Corn & Callus?
For the removal of large corns & calluses, our podiatrist will use a surgical blade to reduce the size and gently shave the dead thick, skin away. The entire treatment is ultimately painless since the skin is already dead and if a corn or callus keeps appearing, then additional treatments may be needed. We will discuss surgical intervention that if we determine you are not responding well to the given treatment or it’s causing you furthering pain.
“I came in for an ingrown toe nail that was bothering me really bad, I asked the girl if there was any way they could squeeze me in and she did just that! She was super sweet and helpful!”- Kaitlyn P.
“The doctors at Bux-Mont Podiatry have been fantastic!! I’ve had the opportunity to work with Dr. Rajcyz and Dr. Shapiro and I have not been disappointed! In addition, the office staff is tremendously kind, generous, and helpful!”- Dora
“I've been prone to ingrown toenails, I've gone through multiple podiatrists and painful expensive procedures, but Dr. Shapiro has the most efficient and painless removal process. I haven't had an ingrown toenail since 2016.”- Christina