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.
- Removing the cause of pressure or friction
- Hard skin removal
- Poorly fitting footwear
- Gait abnormalities
- Pain on direct pressure
- Hard pads of skin visible on high pressure areas