Corn Plasters Eliminate More Corns for Longer Amounts of Time

cornsA new study conducted by the Sheffield Teaching Hospital shows that corn plasters may be a more potent way of dealing with corns on the feet than podiatrists have typically thought. Plasters, which use salicylic acid to remove calluses, are mostly regarded as temporary solutions. But Sheffield researchers found that patients who used them lost 34 percent of their corns in just three months.

To compare, patients using other methods lost only 21 percent of their corns in the same amount of time. The study also indicates that corn plasters keep the feet corn-free for longer stretches, meaning that they may be viable as a more permanent treatment.

Corns are unpleasant and can be painful if they get big enough. If you have corns and want help getting rid of them, visit podiatrist Dr. Bruce Greenfield of Greenfield Podiatry. Dr. Greenfield can teach you about how corns form and answer any questions you have.

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

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 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.

Preventing the Return of Corns


Orthotic shoes can also be an option because they are fitted by a podiatrist and help to prevent the return of corns. They lower friction and lower chances of getting corns, as well as reducing pain overall.

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If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office in Havertown, PA. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to give you the best care options available.

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