Corns Specialist

Manhattan Footcare

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery located in Midtown East, New York, NY & Brooklyn, NY

Corns, which are little growths that usually show up on the tops of toes, can certainly cause a big pain. At Manhattan Footcare, located in Brooklyn and the Midtown Manhattan region of New York City, top podiatrists Steve Menna, DPM, and George Pace, DPM, can treat your corns on the spot. Before living another day with painful corns, schedule an evaluation online or over the phone.

Corns Q & A

What causes corns?

Corns are skin deformities that develop in areas that don’t normally bare weight, such as across the tops of your toes. They form as your skin tries to protect itself from stress and friction. You can develop corns because of one or more of the following factors:

  • Wearing snug or poor-fitting shoes
  • Avoiding wearing socks with shoes
  • Having bunions or hammertoes
  • Having reduced blood flow, possibly due to diabetes

While they’re not usually a medical concern, corns can become very painful.

What are the symptoms of corns?

With corns, you’re probably going to start noticing a change in the texture of your feet, or even slight discomfort. Depending on the severity of your corns and where they’re located, you may experience:

  • Rough, thickened skin
  • Hard, raised bumps
  • Flaky or waxy skin

Corns usually don’t cause discomfort until there’s pressure on them. For instance, when they rub up against the insides of your shoes, you may feel tenderness or stabbing pains. No matter how minor or how severe your corns are, you can get relief right away at Manhattan Footcare.

How are corns treated?

Before treating your corns, Dr. Menna or Dr. Pace might take digital X-rays to try and determine why you’re getting corns. If your corns are developing because of a foot deformity, such a bunion, the best course of action might be to treat the underlying condition to prevent future corns.

Once they rule out other foot conditions, they can treat your corns right in the office. Depending on the severity of your corns and whether or not they’re causing you discomfort, your treatment may include

  • Callus-removing medication
  • Custom orthotic inserts
  • Paring down affected skin
  • Padding or taping

Dr. Menna or Dr. Pace will also counsel you on how to prevent getting corns in the future. Changing your footwear, finding an effective foot moisturizer, and wearing socks with your shoes can all help decrease your chances of getting corns again.

If you have corns, book an appointment online or over the phone with Manhattan Footcare today and get the relief you need.