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Diabetic, on medicines, have foot pain due to corn, advised surgery. What kind of treatment or care should be taken?

Respected sir, My mom is an diabetic patient since 2 years. She take medicine every day. Now recently from last one month she is suffering from some pain on her feet . We visited one doctor(he is general surgeon ). He said that is corn and need to do surgery and remove that corn. We are affraid to get surgery because - mom is an diabetic patient. As per advice of now friends she started using corn caps. Is corn cap suggestable for mom are not. What kind of remedy or care we need to take care. Please advice us sir. We are aggressively in need of your advice. Thanks you sir.
Asked On : Mon, 10 Sep 2012
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As your mother is diabetic ,they are predisposed to foot problems including what she is having? Corn or Calluses, I hope her diabetes is well controlled,
Diabetic should be careful to use Corn cap as all these product contain salicylic acid and if there is any pre existing Neuropathy or Vasculopathy which means reduced blood supply to foot may turn in to ulcer which are difficult to heal in diabetics.
You must see a Physician or a podiatrist to find what kind of pressure point she is having and if any thing can be done to reduce friction or pressure.
Even surgery is possible but cause must be removed otherwise this will reccur again and again.
She must take care of Feet. keep them clean and avoid any injury even during trimming nails regularly.
Good Luck.

Answered: Mon, 10 Sep 2012
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