What Is A Corn?
- Corns are caused by pressure and friction; shoes’ rubbing the skin is the biggest culprit.
- Corns don’t always hurt but when they do they can cause intense pain making it very difficult to walk properly. The pain can be stinging or fiery, alternatively it may just be an ongoing discomfort.
- Corns come in a wide variety of shapes depending on the type of pressure that caused them, from small pin-headed sized dots to a broad area of hard skin. When they are between the toes they look white/red and rubbery.
- It is easy to confuse Corns with other foot problems so it is vital to have a correct diagnosis. We will remove the corn, apply dressing if necessary and advise how to prevent reoccurence.
- Corn formation can be a one-off or a recurring problem.
- Corns can be an indication that structural alterations have occurred within the affected foot: these structural alterations often occur as we get older. This change causes the skin to be rubbed and the resulting friction & pressure forms a Corn. On-going formation may require regular Chiropody treatments and can be greatly improved by wearing a supportive insole in shoes to correctly re-align the foot structure.