Patient Education

Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

These are a few of our favorite links that we use often in our offices. Please remember that all information on websites, blogs, and social media is not medical advice. Nothing replaces a visit to your podiatrist. 

American Podiatric Medical Association: http://www.apma.org

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeon's consumer website: http://www.foothealthfacts.org

American Diabetes Association: http://www.diabetes.org

 

 

Search Results
Our Services
... Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athletes Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Foot Flat Feet Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Spurs Infections Ingrown Toenails Injuries Metatarsalgia Neuromas Plantar Fasciitis Poor Circulation Warts Wounds Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn...

P.A.D. Vascular Testing
...Check all over for sores, cuts, bruises, breaks in the skin, rashes, corns, calluses, blisters, red spots, swelling, ingrown toenails, toenail infections, or pain...

Bunions
... Removal of corns and calluses on the foot...

Diabetes
...  Corns and calluses...

Hammertoes
...Do your bent toes have corns...

Warts
...They are often mistaken for corns or calluses, which are layers of dead skin that build up to protect an area which is being continuously irritated...

Claw Toe
... Corns on the top of the toe or under the ball of the foot...

Bone Spurs
...Surgery may be prescribed if spurring around the joint becomes severe or leads to recurrent pain from persistent corns...

Nail Fungus
... Use a quality foot powder (talcum, not cornstarch) in conjunction with shoes that fit well and are made of materials that breathe...

Fungus
... Use a quality foot powder (talcum, not cornstarch) in conjunction with shoes that fit well and are made of materials that breathe...

Corns
No, corns are not something that you grow in your garden and eat! If you've noticed that painful bumps are developing on the sides or tops of your toes, you likely have corns...

Tips For Sweaty Feet
...  Carefully dry your feet, then sprinkle with cornstarch, foot powder, or an antifungal powder...

Baby Boomers and Their Feet
... Having regular appointments for treatment of calluses, corns or warts, rather than treating these conditions by yourself...

What Is A Podiatrist
A podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, such as bunions, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses...

What Is This Bump On My Big Toe?
...  Removal of corns and calluses on the foot...

Why Do My Toes Curl?
... Corns and calluses (a buildup of skin) on the toe, between two toes, or on the ball of the foot...

Bone Spurs In the Foot
...Bone spurs in the foot can also cause corns and calluses when tissue builds up to provide added padding over the bone spur...

My Baby Has A Curly Toe
...The adjacent toe may develop corns because of pressure from the other toe...

Claw Toes Are Not Just For Birds!
... Corns on the top of the foot or on the ball of the foot...

Can I Have A Second Toenail On My Pinky Toe?
...  Corns are not a serious foot ailment, but can be unsightly and painful at times...

Staph Infections Common In Hospitals
...Skin conditions like athlete's foot, calluses, corns, eczema, and psoriasis can all be open doors for the bacteria to enter...

Athletic Foot Care
...Added to these are common complaints such as corns, calluses and Athlete's Foot...

Corns and Calluses
Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells...

Pedicures
...(Please contact our office if you have deep calluses or corns and need help shaving them...

Self Assessment Quiz
... no 0   - have corns, calluses, bunions or hammertoes...

General Information and Tips
...Foot pain is caused by a wide variety of injuries, health problems or disorders, including (but not limited to): Arthritis Bone spurs Bunions Calluses Corns Flat Feet Gout Ingrown toenails Plantar fasciitis Sprains Stress fractures Warts Wearing improper shoes or extensive use of the feet...

General Information
... Corns and hammertoes...

Physical Therapy
...Heel spurs, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, corns and calluses, as well as many post-operative surgical conditions, respond well to physical therapy...

Getting A Proper Fit
...Shoes that do not fit properly can cause bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes and other disabling foot disorders...

September Articles 2014
...Afterwards, during the first century AD, corns on feet were recorded as specifically growing on feet and toes...

Study Indicates American Viewpoints On Podiatric Care
...Someone would seek care in the field of podiatry when they have suffered a foot injury or have common foot ailments such as: heal spurs, bunions, arch problems, deformities, ingrown toenails, corns, foot and ankle problems etc...

November Articles 2014
...Peripheral issues that are caused by diabetes and can affect the foot include athlete’s foot, nail infections, corns, blisters, bunions, severe dry skin, plantar warts and ingrown toenails...

Tips to Keep High Heels from Harming the Feet
... Corns Calluses Hammertoe Bunions Morton’s Neuroma Plantar Fasciitis How can I still wear high heels and maintain foot health...

December Articles 2014
...Peripheral issues that are caused by diabetes and can affect the foot include athlete’s foot, nail infections, corns, blisters, bunions, severe dry skin, plantar warts and ingrown toenails...

Steps to Keep Diabetic Feet Healthy
...Have a podiatrist safely remove any calluses, warts, or corns...

Nature Provides A Cure for Corns and Other Foot Problems
...If you develop corns on your feet, for example, submerge willow tree bark in warm water for about thirty minutes, soaking your feet in the solution...

Link Found Between Socks Type and Blister Development
... This can be done by rubbing an antiperspirant or petroleum jelly over the areas of the feet that rub against the shoe, wearing friction-reducing socks, and reducing moisture by putting talcum powder or cornstarch in your shoes or socks...

July Articles 2015
... By putting a great deal of pressure on the ball of the foot, by forcing the toes into a small toe box, high-heels can cause or may worsen many foot problems, such as corns, hammertoe, bunions, Morton’s neuroma and plantar fasciitis...

Research reveals Harmful Effects of High Heels
... Corns Calluses Hammertoe Bunions Morton’s Neuroma Plantar Fasciitis How can I still wear high heels and maintain foot health...

September Articles 2015
...Pain and difficult mobility of the toes, deformities, calluses, and corns are all symptoms of a hammertoe...

DECEMBER ARTICLES 2015
... By putting a great deal of pressure on the ball of the foot, by forcing the toes into a small toe box, high-heels can cause or may worsen many foot problems, such as corns, hammertoe, bunions, Morton’s neuroma and plantar fasciitis...

Tips to alleviate Pain from High Heels
... Corns Calluses Hammertoe Bunions Morton’s Neuroma Plantar Fasciitis How can I still wear high heels and maintain foot health...

March Articles 2016
...These include corns, hammertoe, bunions, Morton’s neuroma and plantar fasciitis...

Take a Break from High Heels and Treat Your Feet
... Corns Calluses Hammertoe Bunions Morton’s Neuroma Plantar Fasciitis How can I still wear high heels and maintain foot health...

July Articles 2016
...Peripheral issues that are caused by diabetes and can affect the foot include athlete’s foot, nail infections, corns, blisters, bunions, severe dry skin, plantar warts and ingrown toenails...

Corns Can Dampen Your Mood
Corns can turn a great day into a painful one...

Podiatrists Treat the Feet
...Jeffrey Kahn and the other doctors at Connecticut Foot Care Centers, LLC can provide medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, including, but not limited to:  diabetic foot care skin conditions of the feet toenail fungus foot and ankle injuries bunions hammertoes heel pain/plantar fasciitis warts ingrown toenails corns and calluses   Podiatrists can usually perform surgery on the bones, ligaments, tendons and joints of the foot and ankle, depending on their certifications, state license, or credentials at a hospital...

Is a Podiatrist Right for You?
...Some of the disorders they treat are blisters, breaks, bunions, corns, calluses, deformities and more...

Diabetic Foot Care is an Urgent Matter
...Diabetics should check for blisters, cuts or dry skin on their feet and should never remove corns from their feet on their own...

Don’t Spin Your Gears with Geriatric Foot Care
...Some foot disorders common for the elderly include ingrown nails, diabetic ulcers, arthritis, fungal infections and corns...

Don’t Allow Corns to Stop Your Plans
Corns cause more problems than you would think they do...

3 Important Things to Know About Your Bunion
...This treatment often includes protective padding, removal of corns and calluses, assessing footwear, considering orthotic devices, and exercises that stimulate joint mobility...

7 Potential Toe Issues
... Corns-- Corns are often caused by claw toes...

Put Your Feet in Great Hands
...Or maybe in your adult life, you’re finding that stubborn corns and calluses, ingrown toenails, or blisters keep popping up or not easily resolving...

7 Ways To Tell If It’s Hammertoes
... You’ve noticed sores, corns, calluses, or irritation on the tip or ‘knuckles’ of your toes where they tend to rub against your shoes...

8 Ways To Improve Foot Health
... Don’t try to do the podiatrist’s job! Attempting to file down corns, remove warts or treat other foot problems on your own is likely to lead to injury or infection...

Diabetic Feet Require Special Care
... Do not attempt to remove corns or calluses on your own...

5 Checkpoints for Healthy Feet
...Below are five checkpoints: Skin and toenails—look for any signs of skin irritation such as blisters, redness, calluses or corns...

What is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, such as bunions, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses...

Diabetes and Your Feet
... If you have red spots, sore spots, blisters, corns, calluses, or consistent pain associated with wearing shoes, new proper fitted shoes must be obtained immediately...

Skin Problems
Allergies Athlete's Foot (tenia pedis) Blisters Burning Feet Calluses Corns Cysts Frostbite Fungus Gangrene Lesions Psoriasis Smelly Feet and Foot Odor Swelling Ulcers Warts

Bunions
... Removal of corns and calluses on the foot...

Claw Toe
... Corns on the top of the toe or under the ball of the foot...

Hammertoes
...People with hammertoe may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe...

Spurs
...Surgery may be prescribed if spurring around the joint becomes severe or leads to recurrent pain from persistent corns...

Nail Fungus
... Use a quality foot powder (talcum, not cornstarch) in conjunction with shoes that fit well and are made of materials that breathe...

General Information and Tips
...Foot pain is caused by a wide variety of injuries, health problems or disorders, including (but not limited to): Arthritis Bone spurs Bunions Calluses Corns Flat Feet Gout Ingrown toenails Plantar fasciitis Sprains Stress fractures Warts Wearing improper shoes or extensive use of the feet...

Corns
Corns are calluses that form on the toes because of bones that push up against shoes and build up pressure on the skin...

Fungus
... Use a quality foot powder (talcum, not cornstarch) in conjunction with shoes that fit well and are made of materials that breathe...

Warts
...They are often mistaken for corns or calluses, which are layers of dead skin that build up to protect an area which is being continuously irritated...

Bunions
... Removal of corns and calluses on the foot...

Claw Toe
... Corns on the top of the toe or under the ball of the foot...

Hammertoes
...People with hammertoe may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe...

Athletic Foot Care
...Added to these are common complaints such as corns, calluses and Athlete's Foot...

Corns and Calluses
Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells...

Diabetic Foot Care
... And never attempt to cut your own bunions or corns as this can lead to infection, as well...

Pedicures
...(Please contact our office if you have deep calluses or corns and need help shaving them...

Self-Assessment Quiz
... no 0   - have corns, calluses, bunions or hammertoes...

General Information
... Corns and hammertoes...

Physical Therapy
...Heel spurs, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, corns and calluses, as well as many post-operative surgical conditions, respond well to physical therapy...

Basketball
...Not enough room can lead to blisters, corns, and calluses...

Jogging and Running
... The most common foot problems associated with jogging or running are blisters, corns, calluses, Athlete's Foot, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis...

Getting a Proper Fit
...Shoes that do not fit properly can cause bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes and other disabling foot disorders...

Fitness And Your Feet
... The following are common ailments caused by improper foot care during exercise: Athlete's foot; Blisters; Corns and calluses; and Heel pain (including heel spurs)...

Walking and Your Feet
...The most common foot problems are blisters, corns, calluses, and plantar fasciitis...