What is a soft corn?

A soft corn is when a corn forms between the toes. The bones in two adjacent toes push against one another. The pressure on the skin causes a corn to form. The corn is a plug of hard, dead skin between the toes. The pressure causes pain between the toes. The tissue can also become inflamed or infected beneath the corn.

The reason this corn is called a soft corn is because of the maceration that occurs between the toes due to perspiration and moisture. For the same reason, these corns are more susceptible to infection, due to the prevalence of bacteria between the toes. For this reason, and to make sure the pain is resolved quickly, you should contact Houston Podiatrist Dr. Andrew Schneider for immediate treatment
Dr. Andrew Schneider
Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.