What is a Durlacher Corn
A “Durlacher” or “Listers” corn is a name for a specific type of corn that generally presents on the lateral aspect of the little toe. It is commonly mistaken for an extra part of the toe nail.
Causes of Durlacher Corns
As with most corns the main cause is pressure. This type on corn generally presents due to a digital deformity where the 5th toe is rotated internally and clawed.
It is common for a Durlacher corn to present in addition to a soft interdigital corn
Treatment of a Durlacher Corn
Durlacher corns can be treated by:
- Removing the painful corn
- Digital offloading of the toe
- Surgical removal of the side of the toe nail
- Surgical correction of the position of the toe (flexor tenotomy)
Expert Podiatrists for the treatment of Corns servicing the areas of Northcote, Thornbury, Fitzroy, North Fitzroy, Carlton, North Carlton, Alphington, Fairfield, Brunswick, Coburg and Preston
Call The Ankle, Foot and Orthotic Centre for diagnosis and advice on professional management and treatment options.