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http://espngrantland.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/leonard-kawhi-popovich-gregg-e1399908556512.jpg?w=1003A recent article in the sports and pop culture publication Grantland analyzed the tremendous success of the San Antonia Spurs—the best team during the season and now about to play in the NBA Finals—starting from the bottom.  More specifically, starting with Kawhi Leonard’s feet.

“His feet look unassuming. They are more or less like other players’ feet: size 14, with gnarly nails and small nubs on top of his toes. The corns are the normal cost of what he puts himself through. Leonard’s work ethic makes even his teammates, famous for their discipline, shake their heads. He punishes his feet, and we call the punishment footwork,” says Grantland staff writer Louisa Thomas.

While Leonard clearly doesn’t let corns hold him back and like many others seems to perceive them as expected burdens for athletes, corns are treatable and preventable.  For help managing corns or any other foot or ankle concerns, see chiropodist Marz Hardy of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.  Marz Hardy, D.Ch., B.Sc., Podiatric Medicine will provide the treatment you need.

Corns on the Feet

Corns are areas of thickened skin that can be painful or irritating. They are often comprised of multiple layers of skin that has become dry and rough, and are normally smaller than calluses.

Prevention

Appropriate footwear is important to prevent corns.  This includes well-fitting socks and comfortable shoes that offer support without being too tight.

Treatment

To treat corns, the buildup of dead skin must be removed.  Salicylic acid is often used because it dissolves keratin, which is the protein that makes up a majority of corns.  People with diabetes, however, should avoid salicylic acid and talk to their podiatrists about alternative treatments.

Preventing the Return of Corns

Orthotic shoes fitted by a podiatrist can help prevent the return of corns. They reduce friction and help alleviate overall pain. Surgery is rarely needed, except for very rare circumstances where normal treatments are not working.
 

For more information about Foot Corns, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact our office in Toronto, ON. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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