Corns (Helloma durum)

A corn is a small circle of thick skin. These can be caused by ill-fitting footwear or on an area where there is little natural cushioning.
A vascular corn is a hard corn that has a tendency to bleed. A ‘soft corn’ (heloma molle) appears between toes, where opposing joints put pressure on one another.
Seed corns (heloma milliaire) are the exception. They are not formed through pressure or friction but typically occur on dry, non-sweaty feet and are often on areas like the instep.
Corns can be removed by a Foot Health Practitioner but a corn can only be eliminated permanently if the cause is removed.