Sore corn? – Then this blog is for you!

Corns are small, thickened areas of skin that develop as a result of repetitive friction and pressure on the skin. They most commonly develop on the feet, particularly on the toes and soles.

There are different types of corns, including:

  • Heloma Durum (hard corn): This type of corn is hard and round in shape, and it usually develops on the top or side of the toe.
  • Heloma Molle (soft corn): Soft corns are moist and white, and they usually develop between the toes.
  • Heloma Raeda (seed corn): Seed corns are small and circular, and they often develop on the soles of the feet.

The cause of corns is mainly due to ill-fitting shoes or socks, irregular gait, and certain medical conditions that affect the shape of the feet. In terms of management, the most important step is to relieve pressure on the affected area by wearing comfortable shoes with a wide toe box and cushioning. If you have a medical condition that is causing the corns, it is important to seek care from a Podiatrist.

While medicated corn plasters may provide temporary relief, they can be damaging to the skin if used excessively or for an extended period of time. The medicated substances in these plasters can cause skin irritation and dryness, and can also affect the skin’s natural ability to heal. As Podiatrists, we do not recommend using medicated corn plasters, and instead advise our patients to seek professional treatment from us for their corns. Remember, early treatment and proper foot care can help prevent corns from forming or worsening.

If you are experiencing discomfort or pain from corns, it is best to consult with a Podiatrist for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Click here to book an appointment.

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