What are the different types of corn removal procedures?

Depending on the type and severity of your corn, your podiatrist might recommend:

  • Shaving: Removing the thickened layers of skin with a scalpel or blade.
  • Paring: Gradually removing the hardened skin with a sharp instrument.
  • Punch excision: Removing the entire corn, including its root, with a small circular punch tool.
  • Bunionectomy/Hammertoe correction: If bone misalignment contributes to the corn, surgery to correct the underlying bone deformity might be necessary.