At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we offer several products that help protect and cushion painful corns. However, a corn is almost always a secondary condition—meaning that it’s a problem caused by another foot problems. In order to obtain long-lasting relief, it’s important to get to the root cause of a corn. These small, circular lesions with a hard center that resemble a kernel of corn in their appearance are the result of repeated pressure on the skin. Oftentimes patients with toe deformities such as bunions, hammertoes and claw toes will develop corns in places where the deformity is causing part of the foot to press unnaturally into footwear. Without treating the primary problem, it’s impossible to permanently get rid of a corn.
While you undergo treatment, however, we can help. Featured here are some of the many products we make that can help reduce pain from corns:
Self-Adhesive Gel Corn Pads—these circles of soft gel have a cutout center that gets placed over the corn. Self-Adhesive Gel Corn Pads off-load pressure and create a barrier between shoe and skin. The self-adhesive back sticks to skin but can be easily removed. Washable and reusable, these pads will last for many weeks.
Gel and Fabric Toe Cap—another approach is to use our Gel and Fabric Toe Cap which slips over the entire toe. Perfect for easing the pain and discomfort of hammertoes and ingrown toenails, these cushions are designed to be used in any style of footwear. They also provide mild compression to help control swelling if it is present. Toe caps can be cut to fit, and any excess length can be used to make a gel toe cushion for smaller toes. As an added bonus, these soft, expandable gel pads release mineral oil moisturizers onto the hardened skin to help soften it.
Toe Separators J-44’s Foam —choosing the most effective corn protector will depend on where on your toes your corns are located. For corns that occur because toes press up against each other, try our Toe Separators J-44 Foam ½ inch. These thick foam separators slip comfortably between the first and second toes and gently holds them apart. Toe Separators J-44 Foam ¼ inch are great for all other toes.
Want to see more of our foot care products? Visit our Deerfield Beach, FL store or view our online catalog. We look forward to serving your foot health needs. Contact us at: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).