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DANGERS OF SELF-TREATMENT OF CORNS

 

PODIATRIST, DR. GORDON RHEAUME STATES, "CORNS ARE JUST CALLUSES THAT ARE ON THE TOES INSTEAD OF THE BOTTOM OF THE FOOT.  CORNS ARE CAUSED BY FRICTION, JUST LIKE BLISTERS OR HAND CALLUSES.  THEY DON'T HAVE ROOTS; THEY'RE JUST A THICKENING OF THE SKIN.  CORNS CAN BE SHAVED DOWN TO CREATE MORE SPACE, AND TOE PADS HELP KEEP THE SHOE FROM COMING INTO DIRECT CONTACT.  SOMETIMES PEOPLE GET TOO AGGRESSIVE AND THEY PUT MEDICATED PADS ON THE TOE AND CREATE A HOLE IN THE SKIN.  AN OPEN WOUND CAN LEAD TO INFECTION, SO THE RECOMMENDATION IS TO USE REGULAR PADS THAT HAVE NO MEDICATION."

AT MY FOOT CLINIC WE TREAT MANY PATIENTS WITH CORNS.  MANY TIMES CORNS ARE MISTAKEN FOR WARTS AND VICE VERSA.  IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE REQUIRES HONEST, COMPETENT FOOT CARE OR CUSTOM ORTHOTICS.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. JOHN A. HARDY, OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

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