How To Treat Corns On Bottom Of Feet

by admin on October 11, 2010

When your skin becomes thick and hard inresponse to friction, pressure or irritation, this toughened skin is known as callus, and corns are actually special shaped callus of dead skin which occurs on hairless and smooth skin surfaces like soles and palms.

Knife callus develops in experienced cooks at base of index finger, initially blister may be formed before callus formation. Similarly a callus is also found on forehead of Muslims, which is known as zabiba/zebiba/zebibah or Prayer Scar or prayer bump. In extreme cases, the callus can becomes very thick to create a real bump that protrudes from the forehead

Many people who do wear uncomfortable shoes develop these corns at sole of feet or between toes, these corns develop due to intermittent pressure over a particular area of sole of feet, actually under pressure hyperkeratinisation of skin takes place which gets surrounded by a hard nodule at the centre.

Hard Corn at planter surface or sole of feet

Patients feels severe pain on walking, they may range from single to multiple in numbers, they are actually CONE shaped with narrow part embedded inside, soft corns are found to occur on toes, while hard ones on sole of feet.

Scientific name of corn is heloma, hard cone is known as heloma durum and soft corn is called as heloma mole.

Treatment is actually surgical excision of corns under local anaesthesia.

Read home treatment of corns at

Note: you have to excise it in form of CONE otherwise if any part is left it will reoccur, so you need to excise it completely, when skin starts bleeding, that means you have excised it completely, sometimes it has been found that it bleeds a lot while excising, so you need to provide pressure bandage. What I have written is my personal experience so you must follow it..

Corns can be very dangerous in diabetic patients as they can cause diabetic foot.

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Manchester Podiatrist October 12, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Great post! A podiatrist can remove corns and callus with a scalpel, this is usually a painless experience. It is also possible for certain products to be used to break down the excess hard skin. In many cases corns and callus can be prevented. Using a good emollient on the foot will help keep your skin supple. Wearing cushioned footwear can also help.

A podiatrist can make devices which can reduce the pressure over problem areas, or correct the way that feet work by controlling their movement in the shoe. This can prevent the formation of callus and corns.


Manjeet sirohi March 29, 2012 at 11:29 pm

There are many corns in my feet which are increasing in numbers day by day , almost 27 numbers which is coming also in soft part of foot in front portion 22 in toe , tell me the way to get rid from these corns.


admin April 1, 2012 at 2:45 pm

you must visit a general surgeon, he will excise them and you will be able to get rid of them, this is only solution to this problem.

Rameez February 26, 2013 at 1:43 pm

I have a single CORN on the sole of my feet from 1 month… i am curing it through cusioned bandages since ten but it haven’t worked.. CORN is so hard that it hurts when i walk or play…. it haven’t shaped out yet so that i can pluck it out.. Kindly tell me a way to get rid of this CORN.. Thanks


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