Swelling sometimes occurs End Of Gout under the toe where the pressure is. It is important to be evaluated if you have a corn because the corn can become quite thick and flaky. These corns or calluses can often be very painful to walk on, even when they are very small. Corns can also cause an infection or ulceration (breakdown in the skin).
Infections and ulcers can be dangerous with risk of bone infection and/or gangrene.Corns are very common. They are most often seen on the metatarsal arch (the ball of the foot) and on the outside of the pinky toe. These are places where the foot rubs against the shoe if the shoe does not fit properly.
Another place corns are found is between the fourth and fifth toe. Usually this type of corn is a whitish color and softer than other types of corns. These are often called "soft corns".Diabetic patients are commonly seen in podiatry offices because they do not pay attention to their feet. If a corn is not watched there may be bleeding in the area, become swollen and can become dangerous for the diabetic patient. Most importantly we recommend being evaluated for this problem by a podiatrist.