Re: CORNS in African Americans (keloid? hammer toe?)

Corns are a result of the underlying bone pushing into the skin and causing friction from rubbing. The skin responds by thickening for protection.

A keloid is an enlarged scar that extends beyond the original boundaries. It comes from a greek word that means claw. This is somewhat greater than a hypertrophic scar.
You should see a podiatrist for an evaluation of your situation and discuss your options.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on March 27, 2005 at 16:19:33:

In Reply to: CORNS in African Americans (keloid? hammer toe?) posted by Shunte' on March 26, 2005 at 19:49:58:

Lined with soft fabric on both sides, this ~2mm thick SiliposŪ proprietary gel pad is an excellent cushion to help relieve the burning sensation and discomfort of the five metatarsal heads of the foot (the ball-of-foot) by protecting the ball of foot from repeated friction and abrasion with the shoes.

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