41-year-old former Miss Rhode Island USA and the newest “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” addition Claudia Jordan found herself on a recent episode of “The Dr. Oz Show” to talk about her new endeavor with “Housewives” and complain about her corns. Jordan was quoted on comparing her foot condition to costar Nene Leakes, saying, “My corns are extremely annoying, but they are nowhere near as obnoxious as Nene Leakes.”

Jordan has been very open about her foot condition much to the positive response of fans who are grateful for the reality star’s honesty. Jordan links the development of her corns to her early years as a sprinter and all of the hours she has spent wearing heels for reality TV.

For help dealing with corns and foot conditions, see podiatrist one of our podiatrists from Foot Health Podiatry. Our doctors will attend to your foot and ankle needs.

Corns: What are they? And how do you get rid of them?

Corns are thickenings of the skin of your feet, often developed in areas under a lot of pressure. They are often layers of the skin that have become dry, rough, and painful, and are normally smaller than calluses.

Ways to Prevent Corns

There are many ways to get rid of corns such as wearing:
- Well-fitting socks
- Comfortable shoes that are not tight around your foot
- Shoes that offer support such as padding or cushioning

Treating Corns

Treating corns involves removing the dead skin that has built up in the specific area of the foot. Salicylic acid can help in getting rid of these corns because it dissolves keratin, which is the protein that makes up a majority of corns. Podiatrists recommend that people with diabetes not use salicylic acid and should consult with their podiatrist regarding the treatment of corns.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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