Painful Corn Treatment
According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, on average, people will walk the equivalent of 115,000 miles in their lifetime, and many of them will do it in uncomfortable, poor-fitting shoes. In fact, nearly half of women surveyed admitted that they’d wear shoes that were uncomfortable in order to look more stylish. It’s no wonder that millions of people suffer from painful corns that have developed on their feet after years of wear and tear. Corns are small, circular areas of thickened skin that usually form because of repeated pressure and friction, like the rubbing of shoes. Though many corns develop because of ill-fitting shoes or sockless feet, corns can also be a symptom of more serious underlying problems, including foot deformities such as hammertoes and bunions. In addition to being unsightly, corns on and between your toes can also be a source of significant pain and discomfort. And for patients suffering from diabetes, untreated corns run the risk of turning into serious problems.
Popular home remedies for the treatment of corns can actually make your condition worse. If you try to cut the corn yourself, you run the risk of serious infection. Using over-the-counter medicated pads can damage surrounding tissue.
At Park Avenue Podiatric Care, we can assess your individual condition to determine the underlying cause of your corns, and then come up with a treatment plan that’s right for you. In addition to traditional treatments, we also offer a revolutionary new way to treat severe, painful corns with Juvéderm® injections. Juvéderm® is a leading cosmetic filler that’s been FDA-approved for facial use for years. Dr. Sergi has found that Juvéderm® injections are a safe and effective way to treat painful corns on the feet. Juvéderm® is injected beneath the corn to even out and shrink the corn. Not only does it stop the immediate pain, but Juvéderm® injections can help patients delay or even eliminate the need for surgery to correct any underlying structural problems. The treatment is painless and long lasting, with patients experiencing relief for a year or longer. To find out if treating your painful corns with Juvéderm® is right for you, step up and contact our office for an appointment today.