Calluses and Corns

This article does not constitute as medical advice.
If you are experiencing symptoms of calluses and corns, contact your doctor or make an appointment.

What is a Calluses or Corn?

Corns and calluses are areas of thickened skin. The section of skin becomes rough, raised, or round to protect itself against irritation. When they occur on the soles of the feet, they are called calluses, and their appearance on the toes or feet are called corns. 

Causes of Calluses/Corns

  • Constant rubbing or friction of the foot inside a shoe is the most common form of corns
  • Deformities such as Hammertoes, arthritis, or injury  
  • Improper walking posture such as walking on the inner/outer edges of your foot
  • Sports that keep repetitive friction on the foot 
  • Inadequate circulation
  • Poor foot care in diabetes.

Symptoms of Calluses/Corns

  • CallusesThick and hard patch of flat skin. Less sensitive to the touch than the abutting area
  • Corn: Red, scaly skin on a bony part of the foot. Painful areas of the feet that scrape on the inside of a shoe 

Treating Calluses and Corns

  • Wearing more comfortable shoes and use padding inside shoes 
  • Keep your toenails trimmed and cut straight across 
  • Call our office  before use of over-the-counter corn and callus removal products and never try to cut out the skin on your own
  • Contact our office if you are diabetic or have poor circulation and are experiencing symptoms
Calluses vs Corns on a foot

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