Foot corns are hardened layers of skin that develop from your skin’s response to friction and pressure. You may have foot corns if you experience the following symptoms on the tips and the sides of your toes: a rough, tough, yellowing patch of lumpy or bumpy skin. Skin that’s sensitive to touch pain when wearing shoes
At some point, most people will develop a corn or callus. These thickened areas of dead skin are usually caused by pressure or friction and can be quite painful, especially when they occur on a weight-bearing area. Corns can also develop between the toes, often due to the toes rubbing against one another. These ‘soft corns’ have a whiter appearance and are softer than traditional corns.
If you have a corn or callus that is causing pain or discomfort, you may want to consider corn removal. This can be done by your doctor or podiatrist and usually involves trimming away the dead skin. Corn removal is generally a safe and effective procedure, but it is always important to talk to a specialist.
At harbour therapy, our podiatrist can use a surgical blade to carefully shave away the thickened, dead skin. The procedure is painless because the skin is already dead. Additional treatments may be needed if the corn or callus recurs. Never attempt to remove the corn yourself as this may lead to infections.
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Callus is a section of skin that has become yellow toughened and thickened due to friction, pressure or irritation to the foot.
Verrucae are warts on the soles of the feet. They may have tiny black dots in the centre.
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