Tiptoe Podiatry

Swan Hill and Kerang

Stacey Worsnop
PO Box 333
Kerang, Vic 3585

www.tiptoepodiatry.com.au

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CORNS

Corns are centralised areas of thick hard skin that are almost like a cone shape
pointing into your skin. Although they often have a raised area, most of the corn
is digging into your foot. That is why it is so painful, and also why they
require expert treatment by a podiatrist. They have specialised equipment to
dig the corn out. It is not recommended doing this at home. The most common
cause of corns is footwear, so first of all, have a look at your shoes and
ask yourself if they are wide and deep enough for your foot. You may have
seen corn pads in chemists. These are not for everyone, and should never be
used on people with diabetes. Please ask professional advice before use.
Also note that corns are also usually caused by pressure, so a podiatrist
will be able to assess your feet and provide advice on prevention.

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Swan Hill - (03) 5032 9504
Kerang - (03) 5450 9200

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