What Are Corns? Corn On Foot Causes & Treatment | Elite Podiatry
Corns occur due to the thickening of your skin in a small, concentrated area. They are often a source of pain and discomfort. Find out how Elite Podiatry can help!
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Corns on Feet

Corns are often a source of pain and discomfort. At Elite Podiatry, we can help treat and resolve this problem.

What are corns?

 

Corns occur due to the thickening of your skin in a small, concentrated area. They only occur as a result of frictional or shearing forces. This can be due to two toes rubbing against eachother (causing corns in-between the toes or “interdigital corns”) or the skin rubbing against another surface. Corns commonly occur over bony prominances or on the bottom of your foot.

What causes corns on feet?

 

There are several reasons corns can occur. Some of these include the following:

  • Abnormal walking pattern (orthotics may reduce this)
  • Toe deformities
  • Narrow fitting shoes
  • Walking barefooted
  • Standing up for long hours, especially on hard floors
  • Diabetes

How to treat corns?

 

For corns, treatment from one of our podiatrists at Elite Podiatry is the quickest and most efficient treatment available. Using special instruments, we use a simple pain-free method of debriding the corn, providing immediate relief! We can also provide custom-made splints to help offload the area. Remember, all consultations are eligible for private health fund rebate.

At Elite Podiatry we have mastered advanced techniques that help us identify, diagnose and treat plantar fasciitis and its associated complications effectively with a high success rate. We have a range of treatments available to help relieve and prevent such conditions and improve your quality of life. At Elite Podiatry, we often use adjunct therapies to offer the most effective form of treatment. Depending on your requirements, we will customise a treatment suitable to your needs. Please call us at Elite Podiatry to organise an appointment for an assessment, diagnosis and treatment.