Corns Specialist

If corns are causing you pain in between your toes or the bottoms of your feet, Dr. Glass can help with advanced treatment techniques aimed at enabling men and women in and around Midtown Manhattan, New York, to feel better quickly.

Corns Q & A

by Andrew R. Glass, DPM

What are corns?

Corns are hardened areas of dead skin that form as a result of continual pressure or repetitive friction. Over time, the body forms a hard spot in the skin to protect the underlying structure of the foot. Corns can form on the bottom of the foot or between the toes. Unlike calluses, corns have a central core that can be extremely painful.

How are corns treated?

Usually, the first step in treating corns is to make sure the shoes you're wearing are the correct size and shape. Corns that cause little to moderate pain can be treated with moleskin or special pads, or with regular foot soaks and gentle pumicing to remove dead skin. For more stubborn corns, Dr. Glass can help by paring or trimming the corn to reduce thickness. In some cases, such as when a corn is caused by a hammer toe or bunion, surgery may be needed to correct the underlying problem to keep the corn from recurring.

How can I prevent corns from forming or coming back?

In most cases, corns can be prevented by choosing shoes with plenty of room in the toe portion of the shoe, also called the toebox. Having your feet professionally measured at a shoe store can also help ensure you buy the shoes that are right for your foot shape – not just the length, but the width as well. For people who require a wide shoe for their toes but have a narrow heel, friction in the heel can be prevented with orthotic inserts. In some cases, you may need inserts specifically developed for your foot to distribute your weight more evenly to prevent the friction that causes corns to form. Dr. Glass will be able to determine which preventive steps are best for you during your evaluation.

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At New York Podiatric Medicine & Surgery P.C., we accept most insurance plans as full or partial payment. Patients are responsible for deductibles and coinsurances. Please contact our office if your insurance plan is not listed.

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  • " I returned to him recently for treatment again because my toes were jammed as a result of running the NYC marathon this year. Again, I found him to be excellent..."

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315 Madison Ave, #2301
Midtown Manhattan

New York, NY 10017
Phone: 646-844-2275
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