Patient Comments: Corns and Calluses - Seeing a Doctor

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If you have corns or calluses, what were your reasons for seeking medical help? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: fusion, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 14

I was told I had a plantar wart. I was tired of pain in my feet all the time so I went to a foot doctor and he told me it was a callus. He cut it out. It didn't hurt when he cut it out and now no foot pain. I was living with this for over fifteen years. I tried everything to get rid of it. It kept coming back. The foot doctor told me I will probably keep getting them. Good luck with yours.

Comment from: Arick, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: May 29

My reason for seeking medical help is a result of the fact that I have a typical corn but it differs from all corns you have ever seen. Here is the thing, my dad has it all over his toes. When I was under 17 I did not have it. My dad told me that in their family all men have it after 18 and the women don’t. And as I can see it my aunts don't have it but my uncles have it. So I was the first born and my younger sister and brother came after me. It the same thing; after 18 it began for me and I have a hard time wearing shoes even if the size is bigger. Can you believe, I have it and my younger brother also does, but my sister doesn’t! I used some acids from pharmacies but they didn't work. I would say the make it worse. I can't sleep anymore, my toes are painful.

Comment from: Sanjaygouda. M, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: May 01

I have severe pain from corns and I can't walk properly.

Comment from: shazy/smurf/TUKESMYL, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 28

I was born with a club foot and have no connecting bone and due to this i have always walked toe heal on my left foot in which over the years i have developed pure callus which goes all the way across to the other side of mt foot and on one side below my little toe is one whole with 2 corns inside and below my big toe another corn with 3 corns inside. My doctor sends me every 8-12 weeks to the nhs podiatry and then i pay â£30 every 10-14 days private. To help myself i have bought the 2 top pedi’s to sand down the callus and have got all the creams you can think of. I can’t use any corn plasters or drawing ointments as my corns are that deep things like that will make it worse. Some days i can hardly walk as the pain is so bad really bad. I have asked the nhs podiatry and my private podiatry and they all so i just have to live with it? There must be a some kind of operation out there some sort of better advice out there as the pain is so excruciating. My parents are prepared to pay private for me if there is an operation to remove them. So if there is help out there please let me know!!! Desperate. P.s even had orthotics made to fit in my shoes in which doesn’t help my painful corns one bit and now my orthopedic surgeon wants to operate to stretch my leg. Just having a new orthotic made that will be attached on the outside of mt working shoes/trainers. If anyone out there does read this and there is a cure please begging you please let me know .

Comment from: CalMom, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 12

I had agonizing pain from my corns all night without relief. I needed some type of medication that would bring relief from the pain.

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