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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 about 15 of these on one foot and one or two on the other. The rest of the sole of my foot is quite soft. I am desperate for help!! after years of these and thousands of money spent on inner soles all different I've had store bought and a few different types of specifically molded ones (along with earlier treatments of freezing and acid when believed to be plantar warts) They just wont stop,I just keep getting more in other places! I dont know what to do anymore. I use blades to trim them back and everytime I do I see more! I have seen so many different speciality doctors and everyone wants to help at the start but in the end throw their arms up with them. I comply with everything they ask me to do but its beyond a joke now! at the age of 29 I feel the seriousness of a foot amputation would be easier for relief, my time and an eye sight better. But who would go that far? I no longer show my feet (except in my own home) and can hardly walk without shoes at their worst before cutting them back. I dont take my shoes and socks off if entering anyones home in fear friends will see them. I guess this is my plea for more answers and help.





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I really feel for you. I have just one corn on the sole of my foot, it is sometimes unbearable to walk and can even cause pain when resting. Put your foot down (no pun intended) and insist that your GP send you to a specialist who can operate to remove them. Good luck

Hi Karina,I really feel for you as I know exactly how you feel,especially the amputation comment!I started getting mine at the age of 18, I'm now 51 and same as you,been everywhere,done everything,even had surgery to have 3 removed at the age of 22 but, you guessed,they're came back.... with extras appearing.A very painful procedure on waking from op so don't even bother.The trouble I have now is that one calf muscle is one and a half inches smaller than the other due to the way I walk and often get hip discomfort.Can't wait to go on holiday as walking barefoot on sand is bliss and my husband doesn't have to give me a piggy back over the dreaded cobble stones.I plea with you!

My brother (aged 58)has a neurovascular corn on the sole of his foot & has regular treatment from a local chiropodist, but this only eases the pain for a week or so. Is there a permanent cure for this problem or treatment that will relieve the pain as my brother is at the end of his tether & is getting really depressed as this has been going on for a few years now.





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I have always had problems with my feet. For the past 5 yrs had corns one on both feet in the exact same place! it's like having 2 stones in my shoes, tried corn plasters that can help if they stay on, and the removal liquid. They can go away but always come back, my feet are always aching and sore and i have developed clawed toes from the way i walk now, doesnt seem to matter what shoes i wear my feet are always sore and its a nightmare wearing heels! can a chiropodist help can corns be burnt off or better treated?





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Hi im 18 years old and as you all i have the same problem, i have corns on both of my feet and now it is really embarassing and just gets me down.I previousally used some corn plasters but they havent worked please someone help me im desperate!





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Hi, I am 40 years old and have corns on both my feet, more on the right ones. I was told that when running the shoes I wore were my exact my fit, so when I ran there would be friction on my toe nails. For this reason I have corns on my toe nails and no longer have toe nails on some of my nails, on both feet. Can these be removed giving me back toe nails? Too embarrassed to wear sandals or flip flops, showing my feet. To change this will be a big weight off my shoulders!!





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Hi I am 24 and I am not sure if I have a corn or not. On my 2nd and 3rd toes from my big toe on each foot have a red lump on the bone joint. It isn't painful just embarrassing as I don't wear sandals etc because of this. Could someone please help so I can get this resolved.





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i am suffering from really thick, hard and sore skin on the soles of my feet,i have 3 on my right foot,1 on the ball of my foot,1 on my big toe on the outside and the other is on the opposite side of my foot.on my left foot i have 1 thats just appeared,i have been to docs and had then cut out,but they keep coming back,i am in constant agony and tend to walk funny now as to try keep the pressure of them but its gettin impossible now with it been on both feet now.please help me.





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i am suffering from really thick, hard and sore skin on the soles of my feet,i have 3 on my right foot,1 on the ball of my foot,1 on my big toe on the outside and the other is on the opposite side of my foot.on my left foot i have 1 thats just appeared,i have been to docs and had then cut out,but they keep coming back,i am in constant agony and tend to walk funny now as to try keep the pressure of them but its gettin impossible now with it been on both feet now.please help me.





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some of my toes are red and sore at the side on both feet. 2nd and 3rd toes from big toe. what could this be? how can i sort it out?





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i have been to the doctors which i was told i had chilblanes, saying that some people have said to wee on them i not just put e45 cream on, or use nappy rash cream

athletes foot, if you soakur feet in salt water it should clear up after a few days or you can wee in a bucket and put your feet in it for about 15 minutes, that shoud heal it because the acid in your urine

I have corns! 2 on my left foot and 1 on my right. i too pedi egg and try to look after my feet, its sad to learn that they will always be here.i dig them out myself sometimes which gives me a few wks of pain free walking.





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