A hard corn also known as an Heloma Durum, is a type of skin condition that develops on the skin of the feet or toes in response to friction and pressure while walking. It typically appears as a small, raised, and hardened center, shaped like a corn kernel. Hard corns usually form on the edge of the pinky toe or on the top of the toes, areas that are sensitive due to pressure from shoes. If you experience pain or tenderness when pressure is applied to the corn, you might be dealing with heloma durum.
They can be quite a pain in the... foot!
First things first, make sure to wear comfortable shoes that fit properly. Tight or ill-fitting footwear can contribute to the formation of corns, so let's give our feet the breathing room they deserve!
Next, exfoliation can help keep those corns away! Regularly using a pumice stone or a foot scrub can help slough off dead skin and reduce the size of corns. Remember to be gentle and not overdo it, though. We want happy feet, not sore ones!
If your corns persist or become painful, it might be a good idea to make an appointment with us at Revive Footcare. Podiatrists can provide personalized advice and treatment options to help you get back on your feet, pain-free! 🦶👩⚕️
So, let's give our feet some extra love and attention. After all, they carry us through life's adventures! Feel free to share your own tips and experiences with corns in the comments below. Let's support each other on this journey to happy, corn-free feet! 🙌❤️