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Corns and Those Seed Corns
Excess pressure which leads to corns can be caused by tight shoes, deformed toes, seams or stitches inside shoes that rub against the toes, abnormalities of walking or bunions. They are most common in women.
Corns are calluses that occur most commonly on the top of the toes although they do also occur on the soles of the feet (seed corns - porokeratotic lesion) and between the toes.
Corns are highly visible and can cause considerable discomfort. It is best to visit the clinic for a thorough examination of your feet. We may trim the corn by shaving the dead layers of the skin off with a scalpel, removing the core/nucleus to restore the normal contour of the skin and relieve pain.
A corn is a small layer of thick, dead skin that develops to act as padding over skin tissue that has been subjected to excessive pressure. They are a reaction to abuse and stress and are an attempt by the body to protect the foot.
Soaking your feet regularly and using a pumice stone can soften and reduce the size of your corn. Wearing foam padding over the corn will also help relieve the pressure temporarily.
To prevent corns developing in the first place it is important to avoid extra pressure on your feet. Cautionary measures can be taken like wearing shoes that fit your feet correctly or wearing thick socks for all sports activities and when wearing thick socks also wearing a larger shoe size to accommodate this.
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