Originally Posted by mon
I have badly aching corns on both of my baby toes for about 5 years. The surgeon cut away a very painful soft corn between the toes, but then sent me to podiatrist.
The hard skin is taken away regularly, but the pain of my corns is still increasing. Those heavily aching corns make life hell!
They very often even hurt when I don´t wear shoes. It is hard and painful to find fitting shoes, that don´t make my very sensitive corns ache too much.
Upcoming rain makes the pain explode, so I can hardly walk or wear shoes.
I have tried corn treatments from the pharmacy, but didn´t succed.
I know, my corns have grown deep into the toes and the podiatrist told me, that even after surgery the corns would be back soon.
Do I still have a chance to get rid of these terrible corns?
They hurt so bad!!!
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Soft corns are a painful but generally easily correctable problem. Trimming, use of corn medications or even full-thickness excision of a corn tissue itself will not result in permanent relief. The use of acid plasters or drops should generally be avoided as the moisture between the toes often potentiates the effect of the acid and might cause severe irritation, ulceration and subsequent infection. Soft corns are caused by a prominence of bone on one toe hitting a prominence of bone on the adjacent toes, generally when the toes are pressed together in shoes. Corns do NOT grow beyond the skin and into the toes. They are superficial keratoses limited to the epidermis. A generally effective non-surgical treatment is placing a foam pad between the toes such that the bony prominences do not bump each other (taking care that the pad does not push the fifth toe so close to the shoe upper that a hard corn is created on the outside of the toe). But this procedure requires that the pad be permanently used when shoes are worn. A better procedure is a relatively simple surgery where one of the prominences is removed. If correctly done, this generally results in permanent cure. See a good podiatrist who is knowledgeable in such surgery. Apparently the doctor who told you that surgery is not successful is not familiar with the appropriate surgery.