Corns / Calluses
Corns and calluses are hard, thickened areas of skin that form as a consequence of rubbing, friction or pressure on the skin.Corns generally occur on the tops and sides of the toes. A hard corn is a small patch of thickened, dead skin with a small plug of skin in the center.
A hard corn is a small patch of thickened, dead skin with a small plug of skin in the center. A soft corn has a much thinner surface, appears whitish and rubbery, and usually occurs between the toes. Seed corns are clusters of tiny corns that can be very tender if they are on a weight-bearing part of the foot. Seed corns tend to occur on the bottom of the feet, and some doctors believe this condition is caused by blocked sweat ducts.
Calluses are hard and rough-feeling areas of skin that can develop on hands, feet or anywhere there is repeated friction - even on a violinist's chin. Like corns, calluses have several variants. The common callus usually occurs when there has been a lot of rubbing against the hands or feet. A plantar callus is found on the bottom of the foot.
Other risk factors for developing a corn or callus include foot deformities and wearing shoes or sandals without socks, which leads to friction on the feet. Rubbing or pressure can cause either soft corns or plantar calluses. The best way to prevent corns and calluses is to buy shoes that fit well. Avoid tight-fitting or narrow-toed shoes. Avoid heels or shoes that force pressure on your toes.
- Most corns and calluses gradually disappear when the friction or pressure stops. FootPro’s Custom made insoles help to reduce the pressure on the problem areas and eases pain and helps in faster healing.
- Consult a doctor if the problem persists