Corns on the tops of the toes
are generally hard whereas the
ones found in between the toes are more often soft in nature.
very common location of corns is on the outside of the little
toe, most often seen in women, particularly those wearing
fashionable yet ill-fitting shoes which because of the tight
narrow toe box cause an increased friction and pressure on the
outside of the toe. Other common forefoot problems can also
occur such as the development of bunions or hammertoes.
Corns generally appear as a round,
hard areas and generally
occur on the areas of the feet which bear the most pressure.
Foot corns are caused by a variety of issues such as ill-fitting
shoes, hammertoes, other conditions causing an abnormal gait,
even bunions. It is important for your physician to assess your
feet to accurately diagnose the exact type of foot malady
present. Plantars warts, calluses or foot corns may appear
same yet they each require specific treatment and so it is
important to have an accurate diagnosis prior to treatment.
Foot corns may be treated in
a variety of ways, including those
that you can implement at home and those that require a
physicians intervention. Gel toe tubes and soft toe rings
provide cushioning for corns giving temporary relief. Using a
pumice stone to gently buff away at the thickness of the foot
corn can also provide temporary relief.