Corn, Verruca

Is it a corn, Is it a Verruca?!!

April 04, 20242 min read

Deciphering Corns versus Verrucas: A Closer Look

When individuals stride into our clinic at Ramsbottom Foot Clinic, one question often reverberates in their minds: "Is it a corn or a verruca?" Having encountered a myriad of foot issues, we're here to demystify the dilemma for you.

Corns Unveiled

Ah, the perennial woe of foot health! Corns manifest as clusters of dead skin cells, typically forming rigid, discomforting cones. So, where do these bothersome skin formations commonly rear their heads?

Typical Corn Hotspots

  • Toe Tops: Particularly prevalent on curled toes or the diminutive pinky toe, you'll often encounter rigid corns, known as Heloma Durum.

  • Interdigital Spaces: Especially amid the 4th and 5th toes, softer corns, termed Heloma Molle, tend to emerge.

  • Metatarsal Pads: Excessive pressure on the balls of your feet can induce the transformation of rigid corns into neurovascular ones if left unaddressed.

The Corn Culprits

  • Ill-fitting footwear

  • Pressure from elevated heels or surplus weight

  • Inadequate cushioning and support

Corn Prevention: Staying One Step Ahead

To bid adieu to corns, prioritize well-fitting shoes endowed with generous padding. Additionally, contemplate supportive orthotic insoles to redistribute weight and alleviate pressure. Maintaining foot moisture with creams like Flexitol or those enriched with 10% urea can also prove beneficial.Or schedule a Foot Care Session with Ramsbottom Foot Clinic or The Foot Pod

Verrucas: Intruders of the Epidermis

Verrucas, or plantar warts, represent an entirely distinct challenge. They stem from various strains of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).

Where Verrucas Strike

  • Virtually anywhere on the foot.

  • Occasionally coalescing to form a Mosaic Verruca.

Contracting the Virus

Swimming pools, fitness centres, and even communal living spaces serve as breeding grounds for the verruca-causing virus.

Identifying Verruca Attributes

  • Resemble cauliflower florets

  • Typically encompassed by calluses

  • Might harbor minuscule black spots, indicative of dried blood capillaries

  • Unlike corns, they're not tender to the touch but can elicit discomfort upon pressure.

Verruca Remedies at Ramsbottom Foot Clinic and The Foot Pod

From Laser Therapy to Swift Verruca Microwave Treatment, we offer an array of solutions.

Dealing with a Verruca? Book a Swift Treatment with Ramsbottom Foot Clinic or The Foot Pod

In Summary: Corn or Verruca?

While corns stem from a mere accumulation of dead skin cells due to friction and pressure, verrucas are viral and transmissible. Both can be a proverbial thorn in the foot, but with professional intervention, you'll soon be striding in comfort once more!

If Fungal Nails are bothering you and you need some help, give us a call 01706 281007 or book online through our website

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