What is a Corn?
- Also known as a heloma or hyperkeratosis, a corn is an area of thickened skin presenting with a root that forms due to repeated friction and pressure in a certain region of the foot
- As this pressure is concentrated at a focal point of the foot, the skin thickens with a root, resulting in excess pressure on nerves, perceived as pain
- Management of corns may include reduction of the thickened skin, use of padding to help deflect pressure away from this particular region, education on footwear choices, or using an orthotic device to further help in pressure reduction
What are the benefits of going to see a foot specialist?
There are several benefits to paying a visit to a chiropodist, also known as a foot specialist. Pain relief tends to be the biggest benefit for those suffering from issues such as heel spurs and plantar fasciitis. Chiropodists can also prescribe your custom orthotics that will help manage foot deformities, such as bunions. Custom orthotics can also improve posture and help patients hold their chiropractic adjustments longer. There are other symptoms like nail fungus, ingrown nails and many others. A licensed and knowledgeable chiropodist can help you get relief from several aches and pain. When it comes to your foot health and associated foot care, trust your feet in the hands of a friendly professional.
To summarize some of the benefits:
- Relieve Your Pain
- Improve foot deformities
- Improved posture
- and many more....