A corn or callus is an area of hard thickened skin on the foot that develops when your skin tries to protect itself from high pressure or friction. Common areas for corns and callus are the ball of the foot and tips of toes.

There are soft calluses that can develop between toes secondary to pressure from bony prominences. If the underlying cause of pressure is not addressed the corn or callus will continue to develop even after debridement. It is important to seek professional advice before attempting to self-treat corns and calluses.

Causes

  • Friction from shoe gear
  • Pressure from bony prominence
  • Fat pad atrophy
  • High arched feet

Signs & Symptoms

  • A thick, rough area of skin
  • A hard raised bump
  • Flacky, dry or waxy skin
  • Tenderness or pain under skin

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