Corn Removal Surgery

All About Corn Removal Surgery

With many people around the world suffering from corns, corn removal surgery has become increasingly popular. These foot calluses can plague people with fear of having these corns revealed in public and therefore causing mass embarrassment. However, many people are unaware of what corns are as well as their methods for removal (such as corn removal surgery); therefore, throughout the remainder of this article we will examine all you need to know about these foot calluses.


These corns are actually a buildup of dried skin (or skin cells to be exact) around an area on your foot that contains irritated tissues. Frequently these corns are found on the top of your toes, which not coincidentally is where an excess of pressure is placed as a result of your shoes. However, many people frequently find them on the bottom of their feet as well as other areas including between their toes. Not only are these corns unappealing to the eyes, but they are also relatively painful— extremely painful in some cases—especially when accompanied by swelling and irritation.

The above information describes your common “hard” corns; however, most people are unaware of the other type of corns, which are softer. These soft versions are typically found between the toes—generally the fourth and fifth. Leaving these white, moist areas between your toes untreated can actually lead to other issues such as infections. Typically this type of corn is caused as a result of wearing shoes that do not fit properly, and therefore, are typically found in females as opposed to males.


Now that we have examined corns, let’s delve into their possible causes, which is always essential for prevention. Shoes that are tight or do not fit well are the most common causes of corns. Therefore, by avoiding tight shoes you will actually be minimizing the likelihood of developing corns. What a relief - there is a relatively easy preventive method available! However, other causes include toes that are deformed, awkward internal stitching within your shoes, and an unnatural walk (or gait).

So far we have examined all you need to know about corn types and possible causes. Now let’s move onto the subject of corn removal, specifically through the method of corn removal surgery. First we will discuss non-surgical removal methods. One option for corn removal is in the form of pads that protect the corn—or are designed to perform such tasks. Many people decide to use a pad; however, many of these products actually increase the pressure on the area, thereby leading to an even larger problem. However, DPM is a corn removal medication, which appears to be relatively successful. Nevertheless, it is not frequently found over-the-counter, meaning you may have to seek medical attention to get a prescription.

However, the most preferred method is corn removal surgery. Although this method may sound extremely successful and foolproof at first glance, you should know about some downsides of this method. First, corn removal surgery is a temporary solution to most corn issues. Second, most physicians require you to take antibiotics in conjunction with the surgery in order to prevent infection. Despite these two drawbacks, there are many positives associated with such a procedure. Typically corn removal surgery can be performed directly in the doctor’s office. A scalpel is used in order to remove the dead skin from your toes, which immediately minimizes the appearance. Furthermore, this method is probably the one that will last the longest of all those explored above. Better yet, there are rarely any complications at all with this type of surgical procedure. With these positive results many people look to surgery for removal of their corns.

In conclusion, corns are extremely embarrassing but more importantly painful. Anyone with a corn should seek proper treatment in order to relieve the pain and discomfort.  These methods vary, but one of the most preferred includes the surgical procedure. It is best if you weigh the pros and cons of each method and make an educated decision on which method is best for you.