Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Podiatrist - Az: Corns

Corns can be worse than painful they can be dangerous. What does that mean? Well, corns are quite common but most people are unaware that if they don't get to the root of the problem then corns can become so much more. The acute pain they cause is a sign of things to come.

The hardening of the skin into a callous is the first sign that there is an imbalance in your gait or a disfigured part of the foot. These issues need to be looked into very fast. Without consulting a podiatrist in your local area (Phoenix, Arizona for example) then you risk the callous turning into a corn and the corn eventually getting worse.

How to corns get worse?

Eventually the body will stop recognizing a corn as something it created to protect your foot against a pressure imbalance and will instead classify it as a foreign invader. When the body sees something attached to it that doesn't belong it takes drastic action. Some people experience a rash when changing laundry detergent... imagine what the body could do if it things something is growing where it shouldn't.

Generally once the body has made this decision it attacks the corn full force. That means an infection and an open wound (an ulcer.) Once this happens there's little podiatric care can do for a patient. He must stay off the foot and take the whole array of antibiotics to ensure no staff infection happens.

When it comes to corns... see your Podiatrist AZ (scottsdale or phoenix).

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