Corns, removal of?

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Many years ago I had a corn and actually bought a small bottle of something or other that after a few applications to the corn allowed me to just pull it out. I understand that sort of thing is not allowed now.

My wife has a painful corn which causes her discomfort because she adjusts the way she walks in an attempt to give her release and that creates muscle strain in her leg. After a long wait she eventually got an appointment at a private organisation as the surgery we use said the NHS Podiatry clinic had a very long waiting list.

When she attended the private podiatry clinic they did little to alleviate her condition other than to suggest that she see a chiropodist yet when I looked up NHS Podiatry it stated that Podiatrist is the same as Chiropodist so we are now going to insist that our surgery actually do something to sort her corn problem out.

What’s our chance of success?

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    see what the doctor recommends, they are the feet specialists they can shave off the corn and remove them as well as treat the origional problem for causing the corn. sometimes they can treat severe cases with better success than over the counter meds. in some cases a remedy is available at any drug store for corn remover kits as well as corn pads with medication which removes corns or calluses. if corns are not treated they can lead to hammer toes and other serious conditions. it a good idea to remove the corns before further damage to the feet occur.

    your poor wife has suffered long enough i hope that she will finds relief soon.

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    see what the doctor recommends, they are the feet specialists they can shave off the corn and remove them as well as treat the origional problem for causing the corn. sometimes they can treat severe cases with better success than over the counter meds. in some cases a remedy is available at any drug store for corn remover kits as well as corn pads with medication which removes corns or calluses. if corns are not treated they can lead to hammer toes and other serious conditions. it a good idea to remove the corns before further damage to the feet occur.

    your poor wife has suffered long enough i hope that she will finds relief soon.

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    My mother just had a corn taken off by a podiatrist. He told her this:

    When you put the pad that has the acid on it to kill the corn, you put it on the side of the corn. NEVER on top of the corn. What it does when its put on the side of it is work the medicine slowly to the core of the corn.

    What my mother did was douse her corn with the med and put the pad on it... she was barely walking on it wiht out screaming in pain!

    Come to find out , the corn turned red, and under that was infected which was going to her bone.

    He shaved, it and did some other things........ she is uncomfortable but doing much better.

    The doctors are basically the same and why the podiatrist wouldn't help her is ridiculous. ******

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    I have just received a reply from the practice manager who said the following. "Your doctor has reviewed your message and has suggested that you contact the department directly for advice about your insole. Her understanding is that the Podiatrist meant if you need ongoing treatment for your corns that would be via a private chiropodist/podiatrist. The NHS does not remove corns.

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