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Corn Removal Surgery in Orange County
Dr. Matt Ahmadi of Orange County Foot & Ankle covers a wide range of foot and ankle issues, including some of the most common – corns, which are most often found on the tops and sides of the toes. Corns might go away on their own or only require a cream or ointment to treat, but in some cases, removal by a surgeon is necessary. Dr. Matt Ahmadi performs corn removal surgery in Orange County.
What causes corns?
There is more than one type of corn:
- Soft corns – These have a thin surface and are often found between the two smallest toes
- Hard corns – These are an area of hardened, dead skin
- Seed corns – These are the smallest type of corns, and are often found on the bottom of the feet
There are also several different causes for corns. They most commonly form as a result of improperly-fitted shoes, like tight shoes and high heels. Wearing shoes without socks can also cause corns, since it places pressure on your foot’s skin.
Is a corn the same thing as a callus?
Before you pursue corn removal surgery in Orange County, it’s helpful to know exactly what you are dealing with. Although corns and calluses are very similar, there are some key differences between the two.
Corns are typically smaller than calluses and have a hard center that is surrounded by inflamed skin. While calluses are larger, they are usually not painful. In contract, corns can be painful when you press on them. It is more common to see corns on parts of the skin that don’t bear weight, while calluses are often found on the heels or balls of the feet where there is a lot of pressure. Your foot doctor will carefully examine your feet and will be able to tell you whether you are dealing with a corn or a callus before moving forward with corn removal surgery or other methods of treatment.
It is not uncommon for corns to go away on their own, but in some cases, further treatment is needed. Some patients try over-the-counter creams and ointments, but these are not always effective. It is always best to check with your doctor before using any medication on a corn. If it is infected, a combination of oral antibiotics and and pus drainage may be utilized. Dr. Matt Ahmadi might recommend custom foot orthotics to correct certain motions or friction that can lead to corns. In severe cases, surgery may be required to help relieve pain. Dr. Matt Ahmadi performs corn removal surgery in Orange County for patients who are not having progress with less invasive treatment methods.
Dr. Ahmadi offers the most advanced state of the art techniques for pain-free surgical and non-surgical treatment of any foot and ankle pathology. His goal for each patient is painless and pleasing results with early return to activity.
Dr. Ahmadi offers services in a wide variety of foot and ankle deformities and pathology such as:
- Diabetic Limb Salvage
- Custom Orthotic devices
- Failed Surgeries
- Foot & Ankle Fractures
- Sports Injuries
- Heel Pain
- Nail Disorders
- Ingrown Nails