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Corns

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Definitions


Corns, like calluses, develop from an accumulation of dead skin cells on the foot, forming thick, hardened areas. They contain a cone-shaped core with a point that can press on a nerve causing pain. 


Corns commonly form on the tops, sides and tips of the toes. They can become inflamed due to constant friction and pressure from footwear.

Causes:


Corns are usually caused by pressure on the foot from poorly fitting shoes.

High-heeled shoes can squeeze the toes, and shoes that are too loose can allow your foot to slide and rub. Corns often develop on the little toe, which tends to rub against the end of the shoe.

People who have misshapen feet or prominent bones in their feet are susceptible to corns. Corns may be an indication of a bunion (a bony swelling at the base of the toe) or hammer toe (where the toe is bent at the middle joint).

 

Treatment and Prevention:


Treating painful corns involves removing the cause of the pressure or friction and getting rid of the thickened skin.


You may be advised to wear comfortable, flat shoes instead of high-heeled shoes. If calluses develop on the hands, wearing protective gloves when doing repetitive tasks will give the affected area time to heal.


If you're not sure what's causing a corn or callus, see your GP. They may refer you to a Chiropodist. 

What can a Chiropodist do for you?

  • Perform a physical exam and identify the source of problem and discuss treatment options.
  • Perform comprehensive manual debridement and enucleation (removal) of corns.
  • Apply padding and strapping to provide immediate relief.
  • Recommend footwear changes and prescribe custom-made foot orthotics as needed for long-term control and prevention to help compensate for mechanical faults and stress and allow your feet to function with improved efficiency. An effective foot orthotic transfers pressure away from high pressured areas to allow the corn to improve.
  • Recommend surgery if indicated.

 

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