Footfriend - Corn Treatment

Trust the expert chiropodists at Footfriend to rid you of your corns. Make an appointment today.

Corns are often mistaken for verrucae or warts. Read on for more about this condition and the treatment available.

There are several types of corns:

  • Hard corns – haloma durum
  • Soft corns – haloma molle
  • Seed corns – haloma milliare

Diagnosis & Symptoms

Diagnosis is by inspection in clinic. They are often mistaken for verrucae/warts.

Often the first symptom for all types of corn is pain at the site of the corn. Pain is usually only present with direct pressure over the corn. This can be by walking on the affected area, pressure of a shoe on the affected area or even pressure between toes that are affected. The area will usually have a very localised area of hardened and yellowed skin (for hard and seed corns) or slightly raised and whitened / soggy looking skin for soft corns.

Typical causes

The usual cause of all corns is excessive pressure or friction over the affected site. In the case of soft corns this is also caused by the presence of excessive moisture.

Types of corn treatment available

Usually corns are very successfully and immediately treated in a single treatment appointment by a chiropodist/podiatrist. At this appointment we will also look at your feet and footwear to advise you on how you can hopefully avoid getting corns in future – many are preventable!

Although there are over the counter “corn cures” or “corn plasters” available at some pharmacies, we never advise use of these as they are products which are impregnated with an acid. This acid will indiscriminately destroy any tissue it contacts. This can result in a small ulcer where the corn plaster is used and can be disastrous for your foot health, especially if you have diabetes or any other condition involving poor circulation in your feet or poor healing abilities.

Patient Stories

I first visited Footfriend eight years ago when I needed urgent attention for an ingrowing toenail, which was so bad, it was constantly bleeding. I received an emergency same day appointment and received attention, which gave me immense pain relief. I returned a few days later and on removal of the dressing all was back to normal. I now visit Footfriend every six weeks for continued professional maintenance of my feet, which I have never regretted. During all these years I have a couple of toes which from time to time ingrow and create discomfort but because of having the regular attention Damian is excellent in knowing my problems and treating them accordingly. Regular attention to my feet certainly works for me and I wouldn’t go without it and I recommend Footfriend extremely highly to anyone who encounters similar problems or just requires simple foot maintenance. Its well worth it.”

B.Valentine, Beverley

I have been visiting Footfriend now for over 12 years. During this time, I have found the standard of care and service to be first class. As I get older, I find visiting a professional very superior to trying to care for my feet and toes myself.

John Bullock, Beverley.

How we can help

  • We are available to treat your corns professionally here at Footfriend.
  • Treatment is provided in your initial consultation.
  • We will educate you on what is causing your corns, so hopefully you can prevent further corn problems.
  • We supply a range of gel products which are very useful in alleviating the pain from corns. These gel products cushion painful corns and reduce friction over corn sites.

To get relief from your painful corn(s), please book an appointment at your earliest convenience at our Beverley Clinic; serving Beverley, Hull and surrounding villages.

Damian Johns
Lauren C Bowsley
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Isn’t it time you treated your feet?

“I have been a client with Damian for a number of years. I am a Type 2 Diabetic and visit every eight weeks, Damian takes very good care of my feet, and keeps me up to date with information on the care of my feet, including ill fitting shoes. I would recommend him to all of my friends.”

K. Johnson, Hull

“My feet always feel smooth as silk after visiting Footfriend”

Mrs Hatfield of Leconfield

“Very experienced. Will definitely be going back.”

Diane Ayre

“Toes all fine! Thank for a first class job.”

Mr.Hazell of Shiptonthorpe

“That feels lovely, it’s like walking on air.”

Mrs Cooper of South Cave

“I have been visiting Footfriend now for over 12 years . During this time, I have found the standard of care and service to be first class . As I get older , I find visiting a professional very superior to trying to care for my feet and toes myself.”

John Bullock, Beverley

“Since childhood I have suffered from foot problems and have been to several chiropodists with varying degrees of success. When my last chiropodist retired he recommended Damian Johns in Beverley. My wife and I have now been patients of Damian for over 10 years and we are very pleased with him. His practice provides a wide range of foot care including excellent footwear, foot supports and referrals for further specialized foot treatment. The reception staff are very welcoming and are able to offer appointments to suit patients lifestyle. I would recommend anyone with foot concerns to consult Damian for help and advice.”

B. Precious, Cottingham

“Can I just thank you & Vicky for being so nice today at my Mother's appointment. She was 'over the moon' with the service she received & even went shopping in Beverley & bought some new shoes! Thanks again, we will be back.”

Trudy Sinclair

“Damian and Vicky are fantastic and sorted out my very painful foot. I've used their services for quite some time and they never disappoint. The ladies at Reception are fab too and we always have a laugh. Highly recommended.”

Maria Bertocco

“I just wanted to say thank you for the competent and friendly treatment I received on Thursday last week. My feet haven't felt so comfortable in ages and the squidgy thing for between my toes is really very comfortable and will hopefully keep the corns at bay. It shouldn't be a surprise but it's amazing how much happier I feel with less painful and uncomfortable feet! Thanks once again.”

Gill Morrell, Skidby

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