You should never attempt to cut off, trim, or shave a corn on your own feet! Although it may seem like the fastest way to deal with the problem, there is a very serious risk that any “bathroom surgery” you perform will lead to a serious – and potentially dangerous – infection.

If you have diabetes, poor circulation, neuropathy, or other potentially complicating conditions and corns are bothering you, give us a call and we can advise you on the next steps you should take.

If you do not have any underlying health problems, you may attempt to treat your corns at home in the following manner:

Soak your feet for about 15 minutes to soften the skin. Then, use a pumice stone or emery board and very gently slough away the hardened patch of skin. Always remember to move in one direction, to not remove too much skin, and to stop immediately if you develop any pain or bleeding. Follow up moisturizing your feet daily and wearing comfortable, breathable, and well-fitting socks and shoes until the corn disappears on its own.

If this method does not work and your painful corns won’t go away or keep coming back, you will need help from a doctor. 

Again, do not attempt to cut into your corns yourself. Give the Foot Specialists of Long Island a call or click here to make an appointment in our Massapequa, NY, office so we can take a look. We will be able to provide relief from your corns in a safe and controlled environment, and can also help you figure out what’s causing your corns in the first place so you can prevent them from returning