Heloma Molles Treatment in Vancouver

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Heloma Molle (Soft Corns) - Heloma molles typically develop between the fourth and fifth toes when one of the toe bones (phalanges) is slightly too wide. Normal phalanges are hourglass-shaped and the tips are wider than the middle. Soft corns result when the ends of the toe bones are too wide, causing friction in between the toes. This problem is aggravated by tight-fitting shoes. People with normal toe bones can also develop soft corns. This condition is especially common in women who wear high-heel shoes, which shift the body's weight to the front of the foot, cramming the toes into a narrow, tapering toe box.

Heloma Durum (Hard Corns) - In many people, the toes do not lie flat, but curl downward. This would not be a problem if we always walked barefoot, but most of us do not. Fitting curled toes into shoes with tight toe boxes is one of the main causes of hard corns. The toes remain curled inside the shoe, and the tops of toes press against the inside of the shoe, usually at the toe joints. Additionally, the tip of the curled toe presses against the sole of the shoe. The skin compensates for this added pressure by thickening at the point of contact and heloma durums develop to protect the underlying structure.  thumb


Dr. Michael Horowitz offers a 5-Step process to successfully treating heloma molle and helloma durum.  He can help evaluate & diagnose your condition and recommend the best course of action for you. Call Vancouver Orthotics at 604-737-3668 for more information.


  • What is the most effective treatment for corns?
  • What exercises & stretches do you recommend for corns?
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  • What shoes are best for corns?   
  • Where can I get medical hardware for corns?
  • Why is the pain so chronic? 

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