Corns (hard and soft)
Hard Corns are localised formations of hyperkeratosis or hardened skin that often form in the shape of a cone.
Hard Corns are localised formations of hyperkeratosis or hardened skin that often form in the shape of a cone. They vary in size and depth and usually cause pain.
What causes corns to develop?
Corns are primarily caused by excessive pressure or friction on specific areas of the feet. Hard corns typically form over pressure points, such as the tops or tips of the toes or over joints on the sole of the foot. They often result from poor foot mechanics and ill-fitting footwear. Soft corns, on the other hand, develop between the toes due to constant rubbing and moisture buildup.
Are corns treatable at home?
While there are various over-the-counter remedies available for corns, it is generally recommended to seek professional care from a podiatrist for safe and effective treatment. Attempting to treat corns at home using corn pads or other remedies may not address the underlying cause and can potentially lead to complications, such as infection.
How can Blueprint Podiatry help with corns?
At Blueprint Podiatry, our skilled podiatrists can assess the corns and provide expert treatment. We utilise gentle and pain-free methods to remove the corns and relieve associated pain. Additionally, we offer valuable advice on how to manage and prevent future corns. This may involve addressing the underlying foot mechanics, recommending appropriate footwear, and providing preventive measures to reduce pressure on the affected areas.
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