When you discovered you had a corn developing on your foot, you probably weren’t too worried. You know that your shoes are to blame, but you can’t go to work barefoot—and after all, are a few rough spots of skin on your feet really that big of a deal?
The truth is, those corns could be a bigger threat than you realize. At HealthMark Foot & Ankle Associates, we believe in a full-body approach to treating foot ailments. We know that the best treatment for your feet depends on who you are and the life you lead—and this can tell us whether your corn will be a simple annoyance or a potential serious injury.
Depending on your health and daily activities, corns in Phoenixville can be:
- Unsightly. No matter what other troubles your corns are giving you, they’re always going to be unattractive. They can rub against the softer parts of your feet while you sleep and make you feel uncomfortable taking your shoes off in public. For some people, this is reason enough to seek treatment.
- Painful. Some people will wait until their corns are causing them pain to see a podiatrist. Pain is a helpful indicator that you should get your corns treated, but unfortunately, it also means that they have been allowed to grow larger, and may need more aggressive treatment.
- Dangerous. If you are diabetic or have circulation problems, a simple corn can easily turn deadly. You may not be able to feel that a corn is causing you pain, allowing it to become larger and rub inside your shoe. This will often cause the corn to crack or bleed, putting you at risk of a serious infection.
Our Philadelphia podiatrists know that you want to get back to your daily life as soon as possible. We can advise you on the best treatment for you, including corn pain relievers that work, footwear choices that will reduce your chances of suffering corns in the future, and daily care routines to keep you safe from infection.
Call our Media office at 610-565-3668 or our Phoenixville office at 610-933-8644 today to set up your first consultation, or click the link on this page to receive a FREE copy of our book, The Foot is Not an Island: Recognizing Vitamin D Deficiency & How to Correct It.