Calluses are dense hardened portions of skin that have formed due to constant strain, pressure, irritation, or agitation. Calluses typically form on the sides and soles of feet
A corn is actually a type of callus. Corns usually show up on the smooth, thin portions of the foot’s skin – like the top of the foot and toes. They also vary from hard to soft; soft corns usually form between the middle toes, while hard corns usually form on the tops of the toes. Seed corns, found on the bottom of the foot, occur when sweat ducts are blocked.
Corns and calluses can cause a tremendous amount of foot pain & discomfort, and left untreated, they can result in serious potential side effects.
Professional assessment is the first step to clearing up corns and calluses; schedule an appointment with one of our podiatrists today and explore your treatment options.
Corns and calluses are caused largely by the same things, including:
Abnormal walking tendencies/abnormal foot architecture or structure
Shoes that don’t fit well
Not wearing socks with shoes, boots, sandals etc.
Constant stress/rubbing on a certain area of the foot