How does a podiatrist treat corns?

Corns are painful spots that appear on our foot where hard skin has built up. Unlike callus, which is spread out evenly, corns are concentrated areas that can go quite deep into our feet. Corns form when a particular part of our foot is subjected to too much pressure. Bony points between toes or underneath the joints of feet can be common regions.

Corns are easily managed in a pain-free way by a podiatrist. As they are made of hard, but dead skin, they can be cut away using a scalpel. This process needs no numbing and provides immediate relief. Your podiatrist may also discuss offloading pressure. Different shoes and orthotics can move the pressure around reducing how quickly the corns may return.

If you have any painful corns that need managing call our reception at (07) 3823 5423. Our friendly podiatrists will be happy to get your feet feeling better in no time.