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Corns

Corns

Corns are areas of dry, thick skin that develop to protect areas of your foot from constant pressure and rubbing. They are often very hard to the touch, and are frequently les sensitive than the rest of the foot due to the thickness of the skin. Although having a certain number of corns is normal (and frequently not painful) women who wear high-heels and ill-fitting footwear will often develop more corns. Treatment is relatively simple, and can be carried out by a podiatrist, who will remove the hard skin that surrounds the corn and then the actual centre. These corns will come back, however, unless changes are made to the distribution of pressure on the foot. For this you may require customised in-soles, or foam wedges.

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I have callous skin all over the palm of my hands. I remove this with a callous blade and can removed the same amount of skin from my hands as I do from my feet. I have to use a foot file to smooth the skin as it is often jaggered. When the skin is removed my palms sweat. It always returns, and often spilts, mainly in the thumb joint, so I have to do this on a weekly basis. I sometimes cut myself as have raw pink hole in my palms but bear this as the cost of having smooth hands. Without doing this, I am unable to moisturise my hands as the creams are not absorbed, it sits on the skin and makes a mess of everything I touch.





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I have a bunch of dry and awfully painful lumps on the souls of both my feet, I'm only 17 years old and it has not only made me very self conciliatory to get my feet out in front of friends and family but has actually made it nearly impossible to walk, what can I do to resolve this?





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U can cure it with white vinger use every day and olvie oil use both one after the other

My daughter who is 8 and a half has a very large corn on the knuckle of her little toe. All the stuff over the counter has failed as has duck tape and nail varnish. We have tried everything over the last 4 years and this last bugger is refusing to go away. We contacted our doctor and asked to see a GP who does removal under a local who has refused to treat her due to her age. We are currently waiting for a telephone consultation for referral to the hospital. Is there anything else you could suggest we try our push and ask for. Been going on for about 3 years. Thanks





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I would ask a podiatrist or foot health practitioner to have a look. They should be able enucleate it there and then.

I have been diagnosed as having focal acral hyperkerotosis, I am having podiatry treatment every 4 weeks, but I am in constant pain even a slight touch of feet ( hands also affected) which makes walking extremely difficult. I have had surgery on my right foot to no avail. Would amputation considered to the affected areas?





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I have an on going neurovascular corn which is very painful, can you help with a laser?





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If you have dark skin - DO NOT USE SALICYLIC ACID to treat your corn it will discolour/burn your skin and it will become darker.





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If I done this, how is it that I treat this condition to lighten my skin tone back? It's been very hard to get it back to an even tone. Thanks for your cooperation. Likewise

I suffer with sesamoiditis (left foot) and so have special insoles to help alleviate the pain. However, I still get a fair bit of pain from this condition which leads me to compensate with my right foot. Now my right foot suffers with 3 neurovascular corns, clustered together at the balls of the foot. I have regular treatment every 8 weeks from a NHS Podiatrist. However, the pain from these corns (feels like broken glass), returns after just 4 to 5 days. My work involves a lot of walking but the pain and constant limping is making life so difficult and depressing, I'm beginning to wonder how much longer I'll be able to go on like this? Is treatment really the answer or is there a cure out there somewhere?





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Hi did you get any help from your post ?

Eight years ago a doctor cut out a two year old verruca on the ball of my foot. I was held down by two nurses as the doctor injected anesthetic into the verruca while I screamed. I am still traumatized by what they did. The doctor then told me that she couldn't cut out all of it but had to stop because she had cut right down to the tendon and couldn't go any further without risking cutting the tendons. She sent me home with a hole in my foot that bled for nearly a month and it took 6 months for the hole to fill with scar tissue and verruca. Since then I have been crippled with pain, and the verruca is still there. For eight years I have been asking for help from dermatologists, doctors, nurses and podiatrists, who all tell me it's just a verruca and to go home and ignore it til it goes. Last month a podiatrist told me it's so painful because its a neurovascular corn, with verruca and scar tissue, and there's possibly interdigital neuroma causing the shooting pain in my third and fourth toes. It feels like there's a piece of glass stuck in the ball of my foot. What happened to "First do no harm"? I'm a single mother of a child with special needs and don't have the luxury of putting my feet up. Please, isn't there someone who could help?





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Treatment of a neurovascular corn and verruca could be treated with electrosurgery and kill two birds with one stone. It's a technique performed under local anaesthetic and uses equipment to accurately blister skin away at the point it forms to minimise the risk of further scarring. I am aware that some podiatrists use this and you should ask for an appointment to discuss this. Once they have assessed your problem they can tell you what they feel your chances of success with this technique might be. You can take if from there.

I have 4 (what i assume are corns) on my toes. I've had them since i was about 13. They are sometimes painful. They look like blisters but are very thick and hard to treat. Ive been told to wear bigger shoes and use a pumice stone on them. The pumice does nothing but make me bleed as i rub vigorously to remove them. I havent worn open toe shoes for about 7 years as people make me feel very embarrassed by asking what ive done to my toes / why do they look weird. Any advice or help?





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my daughter has had one corn in the middle the toe pads on the sole of her foot for many years but now there are 2 together . she has had it shaved many times but recently a podiatrist has said it is cause by bone inside her foot being lower than the others causing the problem . should she pester her doctor for more radical treatment but as she is young- 28- and not diabetic there seems she would not be considered for an operation correct the problem. it causes her to suffer heel and back pain too as she tries to take pressure off by walking slighty differently.





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I would aske a local podiatrist or foot health practitioner to make her an insole to remove the pressure from the corns. They are quite inexpensive and quick to make. They should get a basic insole and add some foam or poron to the bottom. Then they will cut a hole in the insole and foam where the corn its. The corn wont touch the bottom of her shoe then and shouldnt hurt anymore. Its not a long term answer but will stop the pain for a while.


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