Surgery for permanent removal of corns is infrequent but, in some cases necessary. A Podiatric surgeon can determine if surgery is indicated. When the corn is caused by a bone deformity, hammertoe, claw toe or mallet toe surgery may be indicated. If the problem is recurrent and very painful surgical management could be an option. The surgery can be performed in an office setting under local anesthesia. The procedure is usually performed in 30 minutes or less. The patient can go home after the intervention and will need to wear a special post-operative shoe for about 2 weeks. The average healing time for the procedure is roughly two weeks.
It is always best to have a consultation with a Podiatrist to determine the appropriate treatment plan. Podiatrists have 4 years of medical training and there are some that possess post-doctoral training in Podiatric surgery.
Dr. Darrell Bevacqua, Podiatrist
Corns and calluses are a major cause of foot pain. They come in many different forms and they can occur in many places on the foot. We find them most commonly on top of the toes. Other possible locations include in between or on the tip of the toes, on the ball of the foot, or heel.
Dr. Darrell Bevacqua, Podiatrist Surgeon
25 ans d'expérience professionnelle
Docteur en médecine podiatrique
Résidence chirurgicale post doctorale
Hôpital Vétérans,Brooklyn, New York
Clinicien | Chargé de cours
Département des Sciences de l’activité physique
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
3351, boul. des Forges,Trois-Rivières (Québec) G8Z 4M3
Clinique podiatrique de Verdun
3954a Wellington, Verdun (Montréal)
Tél : (514) 768 - 5060
In some instances, they occur in the toenail skin folds and grooves. Corns and calluses are formations of thick skin in the epidermis caused by repetitive friction. This friction is often caused by ill-fitting shoes but there may be other causes. Bone deformities such as exostoses, bone spurs, and Osteoarthritis can cause bony prominences which may produce corns and calluses. Sometimes corns can be confused with warts, but they are completely different. Warts are caused by a viral infection (Human Papilloma Virus). Corns and calluses are not infectious, and they are caused by friction. Warts are contagious and should always be treated to prevent the spread of the virus to others. Corns and calluses are treated when they become painful. In both cases, early treatment prevents the problem from becoming chronic.