Corns between toes tend to creep up on you. By the time you KNOW you've got one; it's too late.
This one was situated on the joint and covered by a thin layer of clear callus.
This patient had applied acid but not enough for it to really do the damage it does in some cases.
Removing these interdigital corns is almost as much about feel as by sight.
Sometimes a small nugget of hard skin is enough to still cause pain afterwards.
So here we have classic early interdigital corns. (Foot corns between toes)
This lovely patient had tried home treatment with acid corn plasters.
This is why we see that flaky, peeling layer of skin. On my advice, she stopped using them as they just pile up burnt dead skin.
These flared up due to a new pair of shoes. The material they are made of was not very accommodating at all.
(Annoyingly, I lost the first part of the removal as I forgot to press record!)
For a much deeper foot corn removal, see this video!
For the first time in their boring little lives, robots are the talk of the town.
Yep, apparently every internet search is now answered by AI with a wig and funny accent.
(Though tbf, you'd improve most healthcare blogs with a non-human)
But blinking blue lights on a computer don't get a heloma molle. They can't get one, no matter how much they try.
The tiny toe that gets big abuse. A painful pinky-toe is the foot-finger I treat the most — and it's no wonder.
Tight shoes, your BMI and four fat digits bully the baby one.
Sat down in the South Pole of your body, it's a warning beacon for potential threats. Hazards such as unstable ground, a kick too hard and....baseboards.
The drawback with these keen soreness sensors is the reason for pinky-toe pain can be tough to tell.
Not to mention, it's not exactly easy for you to get a good look...
After my post on the price of ingrown toenail surgery, I thought I'd touch on corn removal surgery cost.
A lot of you wonder about this. People assume that due to the pain, they're going to be super-expensive to banish.
You'll be relieved to hear this isn't the case! The vast majority will be walking with a spring in your step after one appointment.
But this doesn't mean you'll never have trouble with your corn again...
I love curing corns. It gives instant agony relief.
Someone who hobbled along 20 minutes ago — suddenly walks with a spring in their step.
But why are corns so painful?
I get asked this a lot, and I understand why.
Well, you requested, I delivered. Here's why corns hurt so much
(And what you can do about it)
Ah, pinky-toe pain.
It can be from something mundane like chafing, to the more exotic e.g. an accessory toenail.
Hard corns happen here, too.
But there's another, more hateful, explanation. One that'll force you to switch your Fendi's for flip-flops.
(Or how about toilet roll 'tween your toes or slippers 24/7? I've seen both).
I am, of course, referring to the infamous soft corn aka heloma molle.
And if you ID one early, you can save an expensive visit to the Podiatrist.