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Posts for tag: Corns

By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
May 26, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Bunions   Corns   calluses  

Summer brings a range of shoes from sandals to sneakers and while they look great the question is, do they feel great? Chances are they don’t always feel good all of the time. Or they may not be the right shoe for the right activity. Let’s talk about the three most common problems with wearing the wrong type of shoe.

Bunions, corns and calluses are all part of the life of a woman and her shoes. It’s a small piece but can create large problems with foot ailments if your footwear literally cramps your feet and your style.

Common Ailments:

Corns can be annoying and painful to your feet but your body forms them to protect sensitive skin. They occur at pressure points like the bottom of your feet or the sides of your toes.

Bunions cause swelling on the first joint of your big toe and can eventually deform the shape of your feet if they aren’t treated in a timely fashion. When your toe becomes misaligned it will likely become swollen and tender and will eventually effect the other toes.

Calluses are thickening of the outer layer of the skin and are painless. They pop up where ever there is repeated friction from your shoes.

Where there is a bunion there are usually calluses and corns, therefore most of the time all three are a problem at the same time.

Simple Suggestions:

  • Exercise, including yoga, will keep the joints mobile and can slow down the growth of a bunion.
  • Using pads in your shoe can eliminate the friction and prevent the corns or calluses from growing.
  • Cortisone injections will relieve the pressure of a bunion temporarily.
  • Last, but not least, the right shoe! Choose from orthotics to sports cleats or see us for a consultation to make sure you have it right.

These suggestions are mostly temporary solutions, however there is a surgical option that can be discussed at an office visit with Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama. Since bunions are a progressive bone issue and the symptoms can worsen over time, surgery may be an option to relieving your pain, but let’s let the experts help you decide the best treatment. Based in Dearborn, Trenton, Clarkston and Farmington Hills Michigan we can be reached at 313-274-0990 to schedule an appointment today.


By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
May 03, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Heel Pain   Blisters   Corns   calluses   athelete's foot  

Your feet should be fit first!  If the warm weather has arrived and you didn’t accomplish the weight loss goals that you planned over the winter it may be time to stop by one of our offices and prepare your feet. We have offices in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston and Trenton Michigan for your convenience, but let’s start with safety and go from there.

Warm Up Those Toes

  • Sit in a chair with your feet flat on the ground directly in front of you. Lift your leg off the ground (one at a time) and make circles in the air by using your big toe as the focal point. Move for 20 to 30 seconds in clockwise direction. Repeat with other foot.
  • Stand flat foot on the ground and hold on to a sturdy surface. With your feet beside each other rock your feet forward and backward as far as your muscles will allow without straining yourself.
  • Standing up straight with your feet beside each other, take your right toe and place it beside the heel of your left foot and softly push forward towards the floor to gently stretch your arch.

Focus on Your Feet

Coordinate and Balance

  • Rhythmical moves that slowly expand your range of motion gives your tissues energy and enhances your coordination so you are less likely to fall. If you lack coordination for a certain class you should find one that suits your ability and gain experience first. After you have achieved some new goals then go back and try that class again.

Ease in and Adapt

  • Increase your intensity as your body gets warm and flexible. If you are tired and jump right in then your energy will drain quickly and you will feel defeated. Adapt your body and mind to the exercise you are doing and you will be more likely to relax and do it correctly.

These suggestions will enhance your performance plus help to reduce injury, which will eventually lead to making your goal.  If you are thinking of trying a more intense routine or if you are getting back in shape after a long break you should contact Dr. Mayer Salama or Dr. Daniel Salama at 313-274-0990 and schedule an appointment for a foot examination before beginning your fitness program. When it comes to exercise your feet often get overlooked so put them first this season and see results!

By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
February 16, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Corns   pumice stone   corn starch  

Corns are caused by repeated friction and pressure and can usually be treated with some simple remedies at home. But before you buy the ingredients to treat your corns you should understand that there are a few different types and it may be wise to contact Dr. Mayer Salama’s office first to see which remedy will work best for you.

Here are the three most common types:

  • Hard Corn ~ small area of thickened, dead skin
  • Soft Corn ~ small area of thinner skin usually between the 4th and 5th toe
  • Seed Corn ~ tiny and tender callous on a weight bearing area of the foot, like the bottom

Seven remedies you can try on your own:

  1. Pumice Stone ~ after soaking the foot to soften the skin use light pressure and rub a wet pumice stone across the corn. Repeat until it becomes smooth.
  2. Cornstarch ~ sorry, no magic in the name ~ simply sprinkle in the area to eliminate moisture which keeps toes dry (depends on type)
  3. Baking Soda ~ add to hot water and soak ~ the solution should remove the dead skin and hopefully take the corn with it.
  4. Vinegar ~ soak a cotton ball with vinegar and attach it to the area overnight. The following morning use the pumice stone to rub it off.
  5. Separate Toes ~ use cotton or lamb’s wool in between the toes to relieve the corns
  6. Pineapple ~ pineapple verses corn ~ there are enzymes in the rind that help to soften them. Simply attach a piece overnight to the area. Repeat for three nights and it should go away on its own.
  7. Moisturize ~ apply to the area to keep skin soft for 3 to 4 days

Keep in mind that these remedies may not be reliable or guaranteed to work. Dr. Mayer Salama or Dr. Daniel Salama have four conveniently located offices in Dearborn, Trenton, Clarkston and Farmington Hills, Michigan and specialize in corn treatment and removal. If you have diabetes or if your corn becomes extremely painful and appears infected do not hesitate to call 313-274-0990 and make an immediate appointment !

November 21, 2016
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Corns   Thickened Skin   Irritation  

Corns are known as areas of thickened skin that form on the feet from repeated pressure or friction on the skin. They can be painful and sometimes unsightly, located usually on the toes or on the top of the feet. Corns are typically mild and do not require treatment, as long as they are not irritating. Corns can become severe especially if you are a diabetic patient, have poor circulation or any other serious illness that can affect the feet. Changing your shoes or adding padded inserts in your shoes can help alleviate symptoms from corns. Your podiatrist can help reduce the appearance of your corns by shaving away the thickened skin.

If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles contact Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama will do everything possible to treat your condition.

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

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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