People often need assistance with corn removal. Corns form for a number of reasons including:
- Tissue stress where the foot is in contact with the shoe.
- Tissue stress where a toe is in contact with another toe.
- Biomechanical problems such as excessive pronation or poor shock absorption with a high arched foot.
Corns may be :
- Hard corns- over bony prominences.
- Soft corns – generally between the toes.
- Seed corns- clusters of corns where the foot touches the ground.
- Vascular corns- high pressure areas.
- Fibrous corns-long standing corns.
Podiatrists at Orthotika will carefully remove the corns with sharp instruments. The use of sterilised equipment and hygienic techniques minimises the risk of infection. The process is not normally painful.Local anaesthetic can be used where excessive discomfort is experienced.