D is for Durlacher corn

August 5, 2022

A Durlacher corn is a corn that is just lateral to the nail on the fifth toe that may be part of an extra nail or is a pressure related corn.

Durlacher corns are typically small, white or yellowish in color, and can be painful when pressure is applied. They may resemble a small seed or bead, which is why they are sometimes referred to as seed corns.

Treatment for Durlacher corns often involves addressing the underlying factors contributing to their development. This may include wearing well-fitting shoes with good ventilation, felt padding, using moisture-absorbing foot powders or antiperspirants, and regularly changing socks to keep the feet dry. Manual removal of the corns by a healthcare professional may also be necessary if they are causing discomfort.


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