• Physiotherapy

Corn treatment in Mumbai

Corn is one of the most painful problems of the feet. It hampers persons walking style. The worst thing is no matter you use corn caps, ointments or even surgically get it removed it reoccurs. In most of the cases, the reason for reoccurrence is when the root cause of the problem is not addressed.

How the corns develop?

Whenever we stand & walk we exert pressure on our sole, so we develop pressure areas. If a person has any weakness in foot arches then it affects these pressure areas so in a certain area there will be more pressure & certain areas there will be less or no pressure at all. Secondly when we walk there will be always some friction between our feet & footwear. Using bigger/smaller sizes shoe increases this friction. Because of these two factors that are pressure & friction person develops initially calluses (thick skin) which later converts into corn.

Once corn develops because of walking it goes deeper inside foot & becomes very painful.

Wrong way of treatment:

Unfortunately the routine treatment of corns are salicylic acid, corn caps which are not good as salicylic acid damages surrounding healthy tissues, can even lead to infection.

So now you must be wondering what must be done in such cases when even corn caps are not advisable, the answer is a podiatrist. A podiatrist who is specialized in the field of ankle and foot will help you in identifying the corns, understand the root cause of it and eventually remove it with the appropriate measures taken to offload the corns. There is no invasive method involved as you might think.

Podiatry treatment:

Podiatry addresses this issue by treating the root cause. After proper Biomechanical evaluation done at V-Care clinic, we can prescribe you corrective insoles which offload corn area. So the patient can stand & walk but there will be no pressure on the corn. This starts natural healing process & corn starts coming out like a seed. Following is one of the case studies of one patient consulted with me in V-Care clinic. It shows how podiatry offloading technique can heal corns without surgery.

As it is rightly said prevention is better than cure. So it is always advisable to wear the corrective footwear and take regular follow up with the doctor to avoid future reoccurrence of developing corns.