Heloma Molle is commonly referred to as a “soft” foot corn. A foot corn is a hard and painful skin bump that makes walking very painful. There are two different types of foot corns; Heloma Molle (soft foot corn) and Heloma Durum (hard foot corn). Helomas (foot corns) are different that calluses and plantar warts.
A Heloma Molle (soft foot corn) is a uniquely shaped callus that resembles a corn kernel. Because of it’s shape, the corn concentrates the pressure into a pinpoint area. This causes deep tissue pain and possible ulceration. The Heloma Molle has a thin surface, it appears white and rubbery. Heloma Molle usually occur between the toes.
As mentioned earlier, a Heloma durum is a hard corn, while a heloma molle is a soft corn. This is a small patch of thickened, dead skin with a small plug in its center. In addition, Heloma Durum are usually thicker than Heloma Molle.
Although there are difference between Heloma Durum and Heloma Molle, they are treated similarely, with the slight difference of a longer softening time required for the Heloma Durum (which literally means- Hard).
Like Heloma (Durum and Molle), Calluses are caused by pressure and friction on the skin of the foot. A Callus formation can be large and spread out, but a corn is more pinpoint, small and hard.
As opposed to Helomas and calluses that are caused by physical factors such as friction and pressure, Warts are caused by a virus. Human Papillomavirus is the most common cause of skin infections.
Difference of appearance:
A heloma molle can be excised surgically and closed via skin wedge.
There are two + one steps to keep foot corn pain away. You have to get rid of them and then take measures to keep them away!