Corns can often be confused for calluses. Callouses are larger, but less deep, and painful than a corn. Both are areas of thick skin caused by friction. Usually a corn is over a bony abnormality, such as a spur, or a hammertoe.
Our office typically sees three types of corns in the Henderson/Las Vegas area. A hard corn, soft corn, and seed corn. A hard corn is a small patch of dead skin that is thickened with a peaked center. A soft corn has a thin surface that usually appears between the fourth and fifth toes. A seed corn is a callous that is tiny and tender. They tend to appear on the bottom of the feet, where you bear most of your weight. Many podiatrists believe this occurs when sweat ducts are plugged.
There are many factors that can cause corn growth on your feet, some of which include wearing ill-fitted shoes that are too narrow, or too low in the front of the shoe, wearing high-heeled shoes, having foot deformities, and wearing shoes and sandals without socks. This rubbing and pressure can cause corns. Dr. Feldman is highly skilled at debriding (trimming) corns. After treatment, he may place a pad where the corn was or recommend an insole to help take the pressure off the area. You will also get a shoe recommendation list.
To alleviate this type of pain, please make an appointment to see Dr. Feldman!