On Kawhi Leonard’s Hard-Earned Corns

The success of the San Antonio Spurs can be found in many of its star players, but sports and pop culture publication Grantland is much more interested in Kawhi Leonard—more particularly, Kawhi Leonard’s feet. Leonard’s feet, which consist of roughened nails and hard-earned corns, have endured much punishment to help bring the Spurs to stardom.

According to Grantland, Leonard’s complicated footwork is what makes the player a force to be reckoned with. This year the starter has ranked 10th in the NBA in steals per game and has shot more than 50 percent from the floor. “The potential is there,” Grantland states.

For athletes who are always on their feet, corns can be a nuisance. If your corns are becoming troublesome, see podiatrist Dr. Bryant A Tarr, D.P.M. of Sudbury & Westford Podiatry. Dr. Tarr can attend to any of your foot and ankle needs.

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

Treating Corns

Treating corns involves removing the dead skin that has built up in the specific area of the foot. Salicylic acid can help in getting rid of these corns because it dissolves keratin, which is the protein that makes up a good majority of corns. Podiatrists recommend that people with diabetes not use salicylic acid but should consult with their podiatrist regarding the treatment of corns.

Preventing the Return of Corns

Orthotic shoes can also be an option because they are fitted by a podiatrist and help to prevent the return of corns. They lower friction and lower chances of getting corns, as well as reducing pain overall.

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