Are you suffering from painful corns? Schedule a consultation with our Cork podiatrists today.
These are the most common type of corns. Hard corns are pea-shaped and have a hardened point of skin in the middle. This hard skin can press into the soft tissue of the foot which can be uncomfortable or even painful. This prolonged pressing can lead to swelling. Hard corns are usually found in hard bony areas of the foot.
While certainly less common than hard corns, soft corns still develop on a lot of feet. Soft corns are white and feel rubbery to the touch. Soft corns cause serious pain and can become infected by bacteria or fungi.
Other less common types of corns include:
- Seed Corns
- Vascular Corns
- Fibrous Corn
For more information on corns or to book an appointment with O'Driscoll's Podiatry, get in contact with our reception desk today.
How are Corns Treated?
The best way to treat corns is the remove the pressure or the cause of the friction.
This gives the foot sufficient time to heal and helps prevent corns from developing or reappearing. This treatment can be as simple as wearing properly fitted shoes.
In more extreme cases or chiropodist can cut away the hardened skin with a special blade. This is a specialised procedure and this should never be attempted on your own.
For more information on the treatment of corns get in contact with our Cork podiatry clinic today.
How do I book a chiropodist appointment to address my corns?You can get in contact with us by phone, by email or by vising our book consultation page and filling in the necessary information.
Are there any over the counter Corns treatments?
Yes, chemists sell a range of products that can help relieve the discomfort of corns including
- Protective corn plasters
- Foam wedge shoe inserts