What is a Corn?
Foot corn care must be taken when you have a concentrated area of foot calluses (hard skin) that is characterised by a deep central area called a nucleus, which presses into the underlying dermis. It is a result of intense intermittent pressure and friction. Corns are classified as hard, soft, vascular, neurovascular and seed. Corns appear typically on areas subjected to pressure and friction, and as such may appear on top of toe joints, under the ball of the foot or heel of the foot, or at times in between the toes. Corns are usually translucent or dirty yellow but may have dark red or black marks from congealed blood. The pain varies in its intensity and increases by pressure.