A corn is a small areas of hard skin, roughly round in shape, which press into the skin. They are often found over high-pressure areas of the foot.
Pain or discomfort may occur and different types of corn appear over various parts of the foot. Corns may be visible in between toes, on tops of toes or on the sole of the foot. Causes for corns to form are similar to those for callus pressure, footwear and high levels of activity.
If you have a corn and require treatment then you should arrange an appointment with Manchester Podiatry.
If a corn is left untreated it will become painful. A corn will not get better on its own unless the pressure that originally caused the corn is removed. If the cause is not removed then the skin will continue to thicken and become more painful.
After some time the body may treat the corn as a foreign body and an ulcer or abscess could develop. These can be serious, especially if they become infected. Infection is a very serious complication for individuals with diabetes, poor circulation and peripheral neuropathy.
Corns are symptoms of underlying problems and, therefore, self treatment should only be attempted once a diagnosis of the underlying condition and advice on how to best manage it is gained from a podiatrist.
There are many over the counter corn remedies and plasters that are readily available. These, however, do not treat the cause of the corn and can be risky in many individuals such as those with diabetes, poor circulation, frail skin etc.
Podiatric management of corns at Manchester Podiatry includes:
Management plans for the treatment of corns commonly consist of:
It is especially important that those with diabetes or poor circulation see a podiatrist for the management of corns.
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