Corns are a type of callus that is made of dead skin. They can develop on smooth and hairless skin surfaces like the sides of the toes or soles of the feet. They tend to be small and hard, which can make walking painful for individuals who have corns on their feet.
Corns generally occur in adults who don ill-fitting shoes, stand for long periods daily and have sweaty feet; however, it is not uncommon for children to develop them as well. Like adults, corns occur at areas of high pressure. This may be due to something as simple as tight shoes rubbing against the skin or pinching the toes, or it may be the result of a biomechanical anomaly, meaning that there may be a problem in the structure or function of the foot.
Signs and symptoms of corns
Foot corns are characterised by the following features:
- Hard skin
- Pain in the affected area
- Pain when walking
While corns are neither dangerous nor deadly, they can cause irritation for both adults and children.
If you are looking for foot corn removal in Malaysia, the Family Podiatry Centre can assist.
What treatment is available for foot corn treatment in Malaysia?
While a corn might get inflamed, individuals should not cut the corn on their own as there is a risk of infection. Instead, they should seek medication advice from a podiatrist.
The Family Podiatry Centre provides podiatry services including corns and calluses removal for adults and children in Malaysia as well as Singapore. Our team of specialists will assess the condition of your child’s corn before prescribing either topical medicine or other foot corn removal treatments.
Our team of podiatrists aspire to help all parents and children in Malaysia and Singapore feel as comfortable as possible during the treatment. If you are unsure of whether you need to bring your child to our clinic for corns and calluses removal, feel free to speak to our team in Malaysia by calling +603 7710 5244 and we will advise you accordingly.