Common Conditions

What are corns?

There are many different types of corns which occur on the feet.  They can be very painful, and are found between the toes, on top of the toes, or on the bottom of your feet. Corns are mainly caused by increased intermittent pressure over vulnerable areas of the foot or toes.

They can be found anywhere on the feet but in general are located on the ball of the foot or on the top of toes. They form small lumps of hard skin which can look yellow and discoloured. A common corn would be found on the outer side of the little toe or in-between the forth and fifth toes. These are mainly caused by footwear adding pressure onto the skin. They can be very painful and limit walking or sports but can be painlessly managed.


What should I do if I think I have corns?

It is important to have your feet checked by a HcPC Chiropodist or Podiatrist to investigate if you have corns or other painful lumps such as verrucae or underlying problems. It is especially important to have your feet checked if corns become painful. There are a few simple treatments a Podiatrist can do to relieve your symptoms, which will not usually get better until appropriately managed.

How can our team help you?

After an initial consultation we will discuss your treatment options. Callous and corns can be managed by removing the hard skin with a sterile sharp blade and smoothing the area with files. A routine podiatry treatment should be pain free, immediate relief should be felt and after your treatment you will be given further information to improve the overall health of your feet. Corns do return if the underlying pressure which causes this condition is not resolved.  We are here to help you manage your symptoms and provide a professional service for when you require treatment.