Noel Amend of Castle Rock is used to having ballerinas come to him from all throughout the U.S. Amend has made a name for himself fitting ballerinas in their first pointe shoes, a rite of passage for any dancer. “If you don’t get the shoe fit properly, the least of your worries would be blistering,” shares Amend. “It progresses from there—you can get a hammertoe, a bruised Achilles, corns, bunions, ankle issues, knee issues. As in any sport, having good equipment is critical.” Amend does his work from Assemble Dancewear in Castle Rock.
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
Treatment of 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.
If you have any questions feel free to contact our office located in Glenn Dale, MD. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technologies to treat your foot and ankle needs.