What are corns?
The official name for a corn is clavus, a group of dry cells which form a hard lump. This is the shape of a cone when removed. It is slightly yellow in colour, hard and painful to the touch.
Why are corns painful?
They are formed as part of the skin’s defence mechanism where there is a lot of pressure. If they are not dealt with correctly at an early stage they can grow to a deeper layer of skin where the nerves are present. This in turn means they become painful and can affect the way we walk.
What do our customers think?
The daughters did an ingrown toenail repair with a staple! Professionally .. Painless .. and of course successful .. Very pleased and happy with the kindness of Mrs. Tine.
That day when I had a pedicure I spent in a trance because I was scared and I knew how much it was going to hurt. I have been speaking for three months now and the results are already visible. I am very happy when I step in I don’t feel any pain.
I have to commend you for doing a really good job. I’ve been to three doctors, and none have done anything but advice to cool down and disinfect. I had severe pain for over a month. Now, barely 24 hours after your procedure, I barely know there’s anything wrong with my finger.
Frequently Asked Questions
As explained above this is a group of dry skin cells which form a hard lump and are caused by wearing ill-fitting foot wear, tight or hard shoes, high heels, work shoes, etc. They can also form with people who wear correct fitting shoes however their feet or toes have some form of deformation, they are over-weight or they participate in extreme sports.
The most important thing is to wear soft, comfortable shoes made of natural materials. Various plasters, ointments and home-made cures can worsen the situation if the corn is not treated correctly. This in turn can lead to inflammation and infection.
At PEDICARE we can remove the corn painlessly with the use of sterile surgical instruments and advise you on how to protect the affected area.