Corns & Callouses

What are Corns & Callouses?

Corns and callouses are areas of thickened skin that develop to protect the skin from pressure and friction. They commonly occur on the feet due to walking or wearing ill-fitting shoes. Corns are smaller, well-defined circles usually found on the tops and sides of the toes, while callouses typically develop on the soles of the feet, especially under the heels or balls. Both conditions can be uncomfortable or even painful, especially when pressure is applied, but they are also preventable and treatable.

What are 5 Common Symptoms of Corns & Callouses?

  • Thick, rough areas of skin
  • Hardened, raised bumps (corns)
  • Tenderness or pain under the skin
  • Flaky, dry, or waxy skin
  • Reduced sensitivity in the thickened skin area

What are Effective Treatments for a Corns & Callouses?

Treating corns and callouses typically involves relieving pressure and friction and removing the thickened skin. A variety of treatments can be used, depending on the severity and cause of the condition.

  • Regularly using pumice stone or foot file on damp skin
  • Moisturizing creams to soften the skin
  • Properly fitting footwear and socks
  • Protective pads or insoles
  • Medical intervention for removal or correction

Corns and callouses, while common, shouldn’t cause ongoing discomfort or impede your daily activities. At Ankle and Foot Sports Medicine Institute, we’re equipped to provide effective solutions for these skin conditions, ensuring your feet remain healthy and pain-free. Whether you need advice on proper foot care, footwear, or require professional treatment, we’re here to help. If you’re struggling with painful corns or callouses, don’t hesitate to request an appointment with us. Our team is committed to offering the care and relief you need to step comfortably and confidently through life.