Corns are the most common of all foot problems and come in various forms. The most common are hard corns and soft corns.
Identifying a corn by appearance and symptom:
- Raised, shiny dome of whitish or pale yellow thickened skin.
- Hard cone-shaped centre (nucleus).
- Found mostly on top of toe joints, has no root.
- Causes pain when the nucleus presses on the nerve.
- Occurs due to concentrated pressure on the site.
Treatment for Hard Corns
- Pale, softer version of the hard corn (see above).
- Found in the damp area between toes where skin rubs together.
- Feels like a very small stone between the toes.
Treatment for Soft and Hard Corns
Carnation Hydro Corn Care available in packs of 10 – gentle and effective way to remove corns without salicylic acid.
Note: People who suffer from diabetes, circulatory disorders and those worried about their feet should always take advice from their Pharmacist, GP or Chiropodist. *TNS Healthcare Transact Data December 2007. †Data from a clinical study. Reference British Journal of Podiatry 2000 3(2)51-55