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Spot on foot with burning sensation. Podiatrists cut and applied acid cream, now advised surgery. Cause?

I have small hard raised spot on the side of my foot , it sometimes burns. I went to a Podiatrists already, he cut the top off & put this acid cream on it,me told too keep the bandage on it for 3 days which I did, never told me to come back, within 2 weeks it was back, I went back & he told me I need for surgery. For 2 office visits I owe him $400.00. Could you please help me ?
Asked On : Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Hi, thanks for posting your query to us.
I will be glad to help you.

The hard raised spot on your foot seems to be a corn. A corn is an area of hard, thickened skin that develop when the skin is exposed to excessive pressure or friction. They commonly occur on the feet and can cause pain and discomfort when you walk.

Some of the common causes of corn development are tight fitting footwear, high heeled footwear, tight fitting stockings and socks, deformed toes,
or spending a lot of time standing during the day.

Corns are known for their recurrence.

Home remedies are available in the form of corn caps, acid solutions but are not advisable as they may damage the normal surrounding normal skin.
Corns can be treated by chemical cautery, electro cautery, carbon dioxide laser or surgery in a clinical setting. Along with this the underlying cause has to be identified and managed which will prevent its recurrence.

Hope this helps you.
Answered: Thu, 27 Jun 2013
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