Dry, cracked feet are not only hard to look at, they can cause health problems, too. Dry skin is painful and itchy, and it can allow diseases to enter the body through tiny cracks. You may see thick areas of skin on your feet, called calluses, if you wear shoes without socks or go barefoot often. If you're so embarrassed by your feet that you never wear sandals or flip-flops in public, try a new foot-care routine to return them to the spotlight. Step 1 Summer weather will be hear before you know it, why not get your feet ready for a season of sandal wearing now. Cryotherapy is an substitute option because physicians take liquid nitrogen and freeze the wart. The liquid nitrogen is normally put on directly onto the wart using a spray-tip or a cotton-tip. The downside to this is that it can be rather uncomfortable and there is no promise that it will function 100 %. Even so, it could work quickly if it is successful. The common treatment plan for corns generally involves avoiding the repetitive actions that caused them to develop in the first place. Wearing looser fitting shoes and avoiding tight or ill-fitted shoes usually does the trick, but in some cases further treatment may be required. I did not use these pads continuously. I would wear the pad for 48 hours, take a bath, use a pumice stone, slather my feet with lotion, apply Corona Salve to calluses and put on cotton socks to help the treatment soak in. I reapplied the pads in the morning. The callus has reduced in size, so I just use the pads without the salicylic acid now. Wearing shoes with a thin sole, or those that are narrow, causing the toes to be pressed together, or shoes with high heels, causes excessive friction and pressure, thereby resulting in calluses on different parts of the feet. The team at Healthmark Foot and Ankle Associates has years of experience treating corns in Philadelphia We can help you kick your painful foot problem, so call either of our two locations and set up a consultation today. For our Media office, call 610-565-3668, and for our office in Phoenixville, call 610-933-8644. Up until the 1900s the foot doctor was completely separated from other physicians. They were generally classed as independents that only treated the feet , ankles and legs of patients. This, however, all changed in the 20th century with the development and inclusion into the general practice of medicine of the podiatrist or foot doctor. The physical examination performs mostly involved observation and inspection. The patient is observed while standing and sitting as the weight of the patient may accentuates and worsen the deformity. Assess and look for ant rotation of the first digit (big toe) and measures the degree of hallus valgus. This is followed by an assessment of the range of movement either actively or passively at the metatarsophalangeal joint as well as the congruence of metatarsophalangeal joint by passively corrected the deformity. The gait of the patient as well as the neurovascular status of the foot is also need to be assessed. Corns are rounded bumps that often appear dry, waxy, or discolored. Like calluses, they are caused by excessive, repeated pressure on the foot. Unlike calluses, corns have a core that points inward. That core can press on nerves and cause intense pain. The thickening of the skin that occurs with both corns and calluses is called hyperkeratosis Corns often can be treated with cushioned pads and proper footwear; if they persist, a doctor can remove them. Using an over-the-counter treatment that contains acid to treat a corn can result in damage to healthy tissue around the corn.