CORNS / HELOMATA
- HARD CORNS: are painful conical areas of hardened skin, caused by pressure. They are usually found over prominent joints, such as clawed toes or under the ball of the foot.
- SOFT CORNS: occur between the toes, because the small joints rub up against each other. They are usually whitish and rubbery in appearance.
- SEED CORNS: small lesions which are usually not associated with pressure.
- The demarcated core/nucleus will need to be removed by a podiatrist
- Prevent or remove the pressure against the toes and feet
- Never use “corn cures” or pads. They contain acids which can’t differentiate between normal skin and extra keratin. This may lead to an ulcer developing in the area.]