Foot corns are hardened layers of skin that develop from your skin’s response to friction and pressure.
We can remove corns quickly and painlessly using sterile tools. We will then advise on how to prevent the reoccurrence of corns.
Types of corns
There are many different types of corns:
or Hard Corns are found of pressure points of the foot or commonly on the 5th toe.
or Soft Corns are usually found between the toes are usually caused by a bony prominence on the small toes. This type of corn is usually aggravated by tight-fitting shoes.
Intractable Plantar Keratosis (IPK)
is a large deep corn found on the ball of the foot. Often misdiagnosed as a verruca.
or Seed Corns are very small corns found in cluster on the foot. They usually do not cause any pain.
or Durlacher’s Corn is a small hard corn located next to the nail plate on the fifth toe.
Patient often are heavy smoker. These are corns that have both nerve fibres and blood vessels in them. They can be very painful and can bleed profusely if cut. We sometimes recommend treatment under anaesthetic.