What to Know
Corns are thick, hardened layers of the skin that develop as means of protection when there is a friction or pressure against your skin. It mostly develops on the feet, toes, hands, or fingers. At Medical Village, we remove corns with minimal hassle to you, through the use of a range of approved laser technologies to provide the best results.
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Before & After
How does a doctor remove a corn?
Your doctor can pare down thickened skin or trim a large corn with scalpel, usually during an office visit. Don’t try this yourself because it could lead to an infection. Callus-removing medication, your doctor may also apply a patch containing 40% salicylic acid.
Can I have my corn surgically removed?
Corn removal surgery is quick outpatient
Procedure that is generally completed in less than 30 minutes. Prior to surgery, a local anesthetic will be applied to numb the treatment area. Using a sterile scalpel, your surgeon will carefully shave off the dead layers of skin, all the way down to the root of your corn.
Can Corn be removed with Laser?
The laser is the most effective method of combatting with corns. Unlike surgical removal, the laser is gentle and quick method.
How long does it take to recover from corn removal surgery?
Corn removal is minor surgery, so your recovery should be relatively fast —- lasting 3 to 7 days. You will need to limit your normal activities until your foot has fully healed. Wearing normal shoes will also be prohibited during recovery.
Can you walk after having a corn removed?
Patients will have to wear a postoperative show, or surgical boot when walking can lead to swelling, healing delays, and other complications. Patients should avoid wearing regular shoes and walking barefoot for three to four weeks after surgery.
What happens if a corn goes untreated?
An untreated foot corn can cause blisters, arthritis, or worse. If your job involves wearing high heels or tight boots, there is a good chance you’ve experienced the pain a corn can cause.
When should I go to the doctor for a corn?
If a corn or callus becomes very painful or inflamed, see your doctor. If you have diabetes or poor blood flow, call your doctor before self-treating a corn or callus because even a minor injury to your foot can lead to an infected open sore.