View Full Version : Could it be a foot corn not a sore?
i've had a sore on my big toe joint since November, from a new pair of shoes. It totally looked like a sore at first, I took antibiotics and treated it accordingly. It is not open at all now, just a thick caloused lump with a darker center. I saw a new doc and he thought it looked like a corn not a sore so I googled it and it does look exactly like a corn. The Dr. suggested corn plaster but I read conflicting advice online so haven't done that... I'll get a photo of it later today... What should the treatment be? I really want to wear shoes again...
03-17-2007, 05:28 PM
It is more likely that you still have some healing going on under the callous than you have a corn. I would just leave it alone, and keep pressure off of it.
03-17-2007, 07:03 PM
I somehow got something that first looked like a corn on the bottom heal of my foot and its not big at all, just deep stage 3 now and healing. please take caution.
03-18-2007, 01:15 AM
That sounds similar to something I got, and still have after wearing some new shoes...that I loved of course. I stopped wearing them and I saw the podiatrist.
I'm not completely sure its the same location...mine is the side of my foot, where the big toe meets the rest of my foot. Sounds kind of like big toe joint to me. I just developed a red spot, on both feet though.
Anyway, the podiatrist believes the sore was being caused by a bone spur. Its kind of pointy at the joint, and would be more prominent after I wore specific shoes. For now she recommended changing the shoes I wore, and did a little creative surgery on the shoes I was wearing. The sores have finally gotten better after staying the same for quite a while. Basically my shoes were too narrow and I was wearing the wrong size. Hopefully just changing the shoes I wear will help, in an effort to avoid surgery.
But I really loved those shoes...not to mention about 3 other pairs that I probably shouldn't wear any more.
This may not be your case at all...but just thought I'd mention it.
03-18-2007, 04:40 PM
I got a red mark late last year from a new pair of shoes, too. The big toe on one foot curls up from a chronic spastic contracture.
It turned into a blister that fell off after a week or so.
The sore healed by itself but my doctor (a general surgeon) believes pressure caused it.
I wear fur-lined boots to prevent sores, even in summer.