Foot Corns

Common foot problems like foot corns are usually seen on daily basis. Do you know what a foot corn is? Do you know how foot corns develop? Do you know how to remove them? You are not alone. Many do not know the science behind the existence of these common corns. Here's a secret, corns are localised areas of hard skin over bony prominences and pressure that occur with time. This may sound like a equation and it is! This is exactly what a foot corn is.

You may be thinking I have or have had hard skin before but it has never hurt like this so why now? Very good question. The sole of your feet, also known as the plantar aspect of the foot, is tougher than the upper skin. Corns can occur any where on the foot where pressure and friction remains constant. Footwear whch is small, tight and narrow are one of the common reasons behind why corns on feet occur in the first place. The best way to picture a corn is to visualise a witch's hat. The top end which is the spike is what penetrates into the skin, giving the illusion of walking on a stone.

Five Types Of  Corns On Feet;

  1. Hard corns:-This type being the most common corn on feet. They can vary in size and are usually found on larger bony prominence areas of the foot. It is of the norm for hard skin to be present in the area. Hard corns can be uncomfortable to walk on but are very easy to remove. With DG podiatric removal you will achieve immediate relief. The treatments are virtually pain-free.

  2. Soft corns:- Second most common corn from the five. Typically found in between the toes in where the skin is soft from sweat or poor drying. Due to the soft nature of the skin the corn can appear rubbery and white. Soft corns can be painful and require treatment immediately. DG Podiatrist uses gentle techniques to remove the corn by also using astringents to dry the skin for a thorough removal and prevention.

  3. Seed corns:- Least painful of all five types of corns. Can be found singularly or in a cluster. Extremely easy to remove and absolutely pain-free.

  4. Fibrous corn: Fibrous meaning tough and fibre like in nature of the skin. Fibrous corns require patience and gentle approach for a good thorough removal. DG Podiatrist uses unique and gentle techniques to provide ultimate comfort. Many clients are seen by DG for this care due to the nibble handed treatment.

  5. Vascular corns: As the name would suggest these corns have a good supply of blood. Therefore making it vascular corns easy to bleed. with careful  precision bleeding can be avoided. DG provides this careful touch to reduce the corn for desired comfort.

How to remove corns on feet? DG Podiatrist strongly advises clients to refrain from using medication corn pads as they cause more harm than good. These medicated pads damage the surrounding tissue and don't remove the spike of the corn, which is better known by many people as the root of the corn. Now that you know the science and nature of each type of foot corn, you will understand how professional podiatric care is essential for a thorough removal.

DG Podiatrist believes in using unique and gentle techniques at all time. DG understands that all feet are different and require tailored care for the ultimate pain-free removal. If you have corns, be treated and feel revived. Lets keep all types of corn harvest under control and achieve happy feet.