March 3, 2012
Corns are similar to calluses. The surface layer of the skin thickens and builds up, irritating the tissues underneath.

  • Hard corns are usually located on the top of the toe, on the side of the small toe, under the ball of your foot or on the tips of your toes.
  • Soft corns resemble open sores. They develop between the toes as they rub against each other.

Toe deformities, such as hammer toes or claw toes caused by the way you walk are the leading causes for corns.  Improperly fitted shoes can worsen the problem.

At Footcare Place Toronto, we provide long-term relief for your corns by removing them and providing solutions to prevent recurrence.  Although special over-the-counter non-medicated donut-shaped foam pads can also help relieve the pressure caused by corns, your chiropodist can properly prescribe custom-made orthoses or orthotic devices that would address the overlying condition responsible for the corn formation by correcting bony and joint misalignments.

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