Although corns are not dangerous, they can cause irritation, inflammation or even ulceration. If you experience severe inflammation or pain, you should seek medical advice. If you have insensitive skin due to poor circulation, diabetes or nerve damage, you should also consult a doctor before treating your corns.
You can also consult a doctor if you are unsure whether you have a corn.
If you are concerned about the frequency of reoccurring corns, you might want to visit a doctor or podiatrist in order to rule out or detect foot abnormalities, such as deformities, structural abnormalities of the bones, poor bone alignment or an abnormal gait. In these cases a specific padding or corrective shoe insert might help you to prevent corns from reappearing, or, in rare cases, surgery might be necessary.
If you want to find out more about how to treat your corns, keep on reading here.
If you want to find out more about preventing corns from forming, click here.