Corns and calluses are the most frequently encountered foot complaints. The choices of care range from self trimming and application of over-the-counter remedies to professional treatment, which may include tendon, skin, and bone surgery.
A technique using fluid silicone injected subdermally to cushion corns is described. Twenty-nine patients with 71 digital pressure keratoses were injected between 1965 and 1970. Results of treatment of 77% of the corns were rated good to excellent after an average follow-up period of six years, and no serious reactions have been observed.
The procedure offers an effective, nondisabling method of treatment, as opposed to lifelong palliation or surgical intervention.
Balkin SW. Treatment of Corns by Injectable Silicone. Arch Dermatol. 1975;111(9):1143-1145. doi:10.1001/archderm.1975.01630210059004