Corns And Calluses

What are Corns and Calluses?

Corns usually form on toes and the sole of the feet. They are small, thick conical shaped circles of dead skin with a central point which build on areas of high pressure and friction. A soft corn occurs between the toes and is whitish and rubbery. They are commonly caused by wearing ill fitting footwear. Corns occur overlying a bone and they can also be a symptom of problems such as Bunions and Hammertoes.

Calluses are hard and rough-feeling areas of skin that can develop on the foot anywhere there is repeated friction.

Causes

The most common causes of corns and calluses include

  • Poorly fitting footwear
  • Deformity
  • Gait abnormalities

Symptoms

The most common symptoms of corns and calluses include but are not limited to:

  • Pain on direct pressure
  • Hard pads of skin visible on high pressure areas
  • Tenderness

Treatments

  • Treatments for corns and calluses include:
  • Removing the cause of pressure or friction
  • Hard skin removal

If you think you are suffering from Corns or Calluses then give us a call on 01386576128 or get in touch via our contact page to arrange an assessment to see how we can help you.

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