Possible foot corn

Hello there,
Thank you for taking the time to review my question.

I have struggled with a particular problem on my middle toe for close to 8 years now.
I believe it came about after wearing pointed toe kitten heels daily for about one year.

I suspect it to be a corn that has never gone away. It is pink in color and is smooth to the touch. No flaking or dryness whatsoever. It doesn’t hurt either. In fact, I can dig my nail into it and I won’t feel a thing.

I have switched to wearing ballet flats for the past four years and never wear heels. I also use a pumice stone a few times a week, but nothing seems to get rid of this “corn”.

Is this in fact a corn? What can I do to treat it?

Thanks again

One Response

  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for the question.

    It does sound like you are describing a corn. Corns, like calluses, often come back even after they are shaved down. Corns develop on our toes due to pressure of the shoes on contracted digits. This is very common on all digits but particularly the 2nd digit as it is often the longest digit. Often times our digits contract in our shoes and we don’t even realize it.

    This means that your ballet flats may be putting pressure on your second digit and you don’t even realize it. You can use silicone slips to protect the digit and prevent the growth of the corn or there is surgery to correct the contracted digit if it is painful.

    Good luck!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
    Please be advised: we do not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
    By law, we cannot give specific medical advice over the Internet.

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