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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