There are different types of corn. Most of them cause patients discomfort:

  • Hard corns (heloma durum) are caused by pressure and are often in the shape of an inverted cone made up of cornified cells. They can be removed by careful, minute excision.
  • Soft corns (heloma molle) occur in between toes and are soft or wet in texture. They need to be treated and then supported to dry out so that new, healthy skin grows.
  • Vascular or neurovascular corns are where small blood vessels and nerve endings have grown into an existing corn. These will need individually thought out treatment.