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. Corns occur most commonly on the top of the toes although they do also occur on the soles of the feet and between the toes.
Corns are highly visible and can cause considerable discomfort. You may have to have the corn trimmed by shaving the dead layers of the skin off with a scalpel to restore the normal contour of the skin and relieve pain. Soaking your feet regularly and using a pumice stone can soften and reduce the size of your corn.
To prevent corns developing in the first place it is important to avoid extra pressure on your feet. Also wearing shoes that fit your feet correctly or avoid wearing thin socks for all sports and finally when wearing thick socks also make sure you wear a larger shoe.
If you have any of these symptoms please call for help and advice today.
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