Corns are thickening of skin that present in a plug like form over bony prominence, where there is local irritation and pressure to the skin. Corns may form on bony prominences such as hammer toes or bony deformities due to arthritic changes.
This irritation over a specific area leads to increased build up of tissue resulting in corns and, similarly to callouses. If this is not treated it may result in wounds and ulcers forming underneath. This can be very dangerous for patients with diabetes due to the increased risk of infection.
MediFeet Clinic can remove your corn for immediate pain relief and further discuss your treatment options available.
Extreme caution must be taken when using corn pads from the chemist as some of these pads will contain salicylic acid, used to soften the corn. Prolong use, or use between the toes can cause burns to the surrounding healthy tissue which may result in a wound, infection or ulcer.
Corn pads that contain salicylic acid are NOT recommended for people with diabetes poor blood supply or loss of feeling in the feet. For professional, safe and effective removal of corns it is best to see a podiatrist.