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By Foot Health Podiatry, PLLC
November 01, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Corns   Arthritis   hammertoe  

The deformity called hammertoe causes one or more of your inner toes to become bent at the joint, resembling the shape of a hammer. They can become rigid and painful if left untreated, and corns can develop on top of the toes in response to rubbing against the inside of your footwear.

While this condition has a hereditary tendency, it can be worsened by wearing shoes that are too tight or that otherwise do not fit properly. High arches can contribute to the pressure on the toes, and inflammatory joint diseases such as arthritis can also exacerbate these deformities.

Some conservative treatments that can help relieve the pain and discomfort of hammertoes include:

  • Wide toe box and lower heels—Shoes with a wide toe area and a lowered heel cup can take some of the pressure off of the toes.
  • Use pads on corns and calluses—Insulating with pads will eliminate the source of friction and help prevent corns and calluses from worsening.
  • Realignment—Specially designed splints or straps are employed to help straighten out the toes. This works best in the initial stages, when the toe still has some flexibility.
  • Steroid injections—Can help reduce inflammation.
  • Orthotic inserts—The imbalance that occurs between the tendon and the muscle of the toe can be controlled with custom made inserts.

If your hammertoes have become extremely rigid and painful, a surgical procedure by your foot doctor may be required to provide relief. The podiatrists at Foot Health Podiatry, PLLC, in New York City, NY, are experts in providing the best care for any problems you may be experiencing with your feet and ankles. Sorelis Jimenez, DPM, John W. Fletcher, DPM, and Kamilla Danilova, DPM and the rest of the staff at Foot Health Podiatry, PLLC, are happy to help with any questions or concerns you may have. Check out our Ask The Doctor page for answers to frequently asked questions, and never hesitate to give us a call to talk or make an appointment at 212-845-9991.

Diabetes can cause a host of serious medical complications such as glaucoma, kidney disease, liver problems, heart disease, and stroke. One of the early warnings that you may be developing diabetes is a condition called peripheral neuropathy which can cause numbness and tingling in your extremities. Your feet are often one of the first places that these symptoms may arise, so keep on the look out for the following:

  • Lack of feeling—As the nerves in your feet become more damaged, you will experience a sense of numbness and tingling which makes it difficult to know if you have hurt your feet. You could walk around all day with a rock in your shoe and not even realize it.
  • Healing takes longer—Due to the reduced blood flow to the feet you may notice that minor cuts or scrapes are taking longer to heal, or not healing at all. This can lead to complications like infection and even amputation of a toe or foot in extreme cases.

See your foot specialist right away if you notice such symptoms so a customized treatment plan can be developed. For those that have diabetes, maintaining good foot health is critical to avoiding major complications, so follow these quick and easy tips:

  • Inspect your feet daily—Look for sores or cuts, and make sure to check the bottom and between the toes. Use a mirror if necessary,
  • Wash your feet daily—and be sure to dry them completely. Dry between the toes also.
  • Trim your nails straight across—An ingrown toenail can lead to an infection and amputation, so be sure to cut your nails correctly or have someone cut them for you.
  • Wear special shoes—that have plenty of room in the toe box and provide good support and balance.
  • Quit smoking—Smoking constricts blood vessels and reduces blood flow which can make healing of wounds and cuts take much longer.
  • Corn and callus treatment—Because of the risk of cutting, it is best to leave this to your foot doctor.

If you are experiencing foot pain, numbness or wounds on your feet that are not healing, it is very important to get the advice of a foot specialist.

The podiatrists at Foot Health Podiatry, PLLC, in New York City, NY, are experts in providing the best care for any problems you may be experiencing with your feet and ankles. Sorelis Jimenez, DPM, John W. Fletcher, DPM, and Kamilla Danilova, DPM and the rest of the staff at Foot Health Podiatry, PLLC, are happy to help with any questions or concerns you may have. Check out our Ask The Doctor page for answers to frequently asked questions, and never hesitate to give us a call to talk or make an appointment at 212-845-9991.

November 21, 2016
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Corns   Thickened Skin   Irritation  

Corns are known as areas of thickened skin that form on the feet from repeated pressure or friction on the skin. They can be painful and sometimes unsightly, located usually on the toes or on the top of the feet. Corns are typically mild and do not require treatment, as long as they are not irritating. Corns can become severe especially if you are a diabetic patient, have poor circulation or any other serious illness that can affect the feet. Changing your shoes or adding padded inserts in your shoes can help alleviate symptoms from corns. Your podiatrist can help reduce the appearance of your corns by shaving away the thickened skin.

If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles contact one of our podiatrists from Foot Health Podiatry. Our doctors will do everything possible to treat your condition.

Corns: What are they? And how do you get rid of them?
Corns can be described as areas of the skin that have thickened to the point of becoming painful or irritating. They are often layers and layers of the skin that have become dry and rough, and are normally smaller than calluses.

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

Treating Corns
Treatment of 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 good majority of corns. Podiatrists recommend that people with diabetes not use salicylic acid but 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.

Read more about Corns on the Feet

Corns are one of the most common conditions that can ail the feet. Corns appear as thick and hardened layers of skin. The condition often develops on the areas of the big toe, small toe, and the heel; these areas are often pressure points while walking.  To avoid the formation of corns, it is important that people wear proper footwear and that people maintain regular physical exercise and a balanced diet.  

For help dealing with corns and foot conditions, see 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.

Read more about Corns

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.

Read more about Corns