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Corns and Calluses

Education

What are Corns and Calluses?

Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells. They are caused by repeated friction and pressure from skin rubbing against bony areas or against an irregularity in a shoe. Corns ordinarily form on the toes and calluses on the soles of the feet. The friction and pressure can burn or otherwise be painful and may be relieved by moleskin or padding on the affected areas. Never cut corns or calluses with any instrument, and never apply home remedies, except under a podiatrist’s instructions.

RESOURCES

More Information

For more information on causes and treatments for corns and calluses, see the APMA website.

SEEKING HELP

When to See a Podiatrist

Be sure to visit your podiatrist if you have corns or calluses that do not resolve within a few weeks.

Here at Podiatry Associates, we will help you determine the best possible treatment option to provide the relief you need. Contact us today!

Your podiatric physician/surgeon has been trained specifically and extensively in the diagnosis and treatment of all manner of foot conditions. This training encompasses all of the intricately related systems and structures of the foot and lower leg including neurological, circulatory, skin, and the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves.

The information on this page is provided by The American Podiatric Medical Association.

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