The corns are small lumps on the skin caused by friction or pressure. They cause discomfort when you wear shoes or walk. Corns have a hard or soft inner core. Soft corn is mostly found between the toes, while hard corn forms on the top. Foot corns are the hard layers of skin that develop from your skin’s response to friction. You may have foot corn if you notice symptoms like:

  • Rough, tough yellow patch of lumpy skin
  • Sensitive skin to touch
  • Tenderness or pain in the affected area
  • Pain when wearing shoes 


  • Corns can occur in various places on your feet, such as:
  • Below your toenail bed
  • Between the toes
  • On both sides of the feet
  • On the sole of your feet


Corns are small and round and you may notice them on the top or sides of your toes. Types of corns include:

  • Hard corns: These are small, hard thickened areas of skin that usually form on the top of toes- the area where there is bone pressure against the skin
  • Soft corns: These are whitish corns that have a softer, rubbery texture and appear generally between the toes
  • Seed corns: These corns are small, hard usually form on the bottom of feet, and are painful while walking or wearing shoes. 


  • A simple removal of corn or bursa (a small fluid sac sometimes mistaken as corn) – No bone work or re-alignment surgery is required and it heals within 10-14 days.
  • Removal of corn or bursa with tendon lengthening – The corn is removed normally but an addition of a small procedure to stretch the tendon so that the toe sits down if it is abnormally elevated.
  • Removal of corn + tendon work & arthroplasty - In this case, the amount of bone is removed from the toe. This is an essential step if there is a deformity of the bone itself. 


See your doctor:

  • If you are a diabetic patient 
  • If you have other underlying diseases or conditions that increase the risk of infection
  • If home treatments to remove corn don’t work out
  • If you have abnormal bone structure or alignment 
  • If the pain of corns worsens or it has become infected (redness, pain, swelling, pus)
  • If your foot pain is intense & you are facing discomfort while walking 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Corns are difficult to treat at home as they are small and have a deep core that needs to be removed for effective relief. The foot specialist/general surgeon will use a sharp scalpel blade to remove all thickened skin including the core part of corn which will give immediate relief from pain 

If the corn affects your daily activities or looks inflamed, swollen, and causing pain immediately get the help of an expert. 

Yes, corn removals are painless procedures and there is no downtime, many of the patients get immediate relief from pain after the treatment so that they can perform all the daily routine activities. 

Once the stitches have been removed after 2 weeks, a patient can wear normal footwear or shoes.

The procedure is performed under anesthesia so; there is no pain during the procedure, it is a safe, effective, and painless procedure with immediate relief.

  • Patients already having medical conditions like arthritis, bone spurs, or hammertoes
  • If you walk without wearing socks
  • If you wear shoes that are too narrow for your foot
  • If you smoke a lot 

Once the corn is removed, moisturize the feet with feet moisturizing cream. Regular use of such creams shall strengthen your skin and reduce the chances of corn formation. 

If corns are left untreated, they will continue to spread into the skin around them, further hardening the skin and opening up your feet for infections to pop up and spread. 

Driving should not occur until stitches have been removed at 2 -3 weeks. Return to work would depend on the nature of the work and means of transport. For patients who generally sit at work for most of the day, it is possible to return after one week. If not, then 2 weeks is recommended.

Many insurance companies provide coverage for corn removal surgery after a period of few years. Our HospiOne Team can guide you perfectly in this scenario.

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