Corns and calluses are thickened layers of skin caused by repeated pressure or friction. Causes Corns and calluses are caused by pressure or friction on skin.
Common causes of corns and callus include footwear that is too small or tight, toe abnormalities such as clawed or hammer toes, bony prominence’s such as bunions and poor foot mechanics when walking or running. Thickening of the skin layers (hyperkeratosis) most commonly found on the side, top or in between toes. A corn is thickened skin on the top or side of a toe, usually from shoes that do not fit properly.
A corn is a thicker, more focal area with a central core which usually forms over a bony prominence such as a joint – they are almost always painful.
Use of these types of remedies can be very risky in those with poor circulation or diabetes and is not recommended. Do not try to cut away corns and calluses yourself, they can be removed safely and painlessly by a podiatrist with immediate relief.


Calluses are flat thickened areas of skin layers whilst corns are more localised small areas of callus containing a deep centre or nucleus that presses into the underlying dermis to cause pain. For example, incorrectly-fitted footwear, biomechanical abnormalities such as over-pronation and over-supination, abnormal anatomy of the feet such as hammer-toes, bunions and other toe deformities.
A callus is thickened skin on your hands or the soles of your feet. The thickening of the skin is a protective reaction. Corns and Verrucae can have a very similar appearance, a good way to differentiate between them is by using the squeeze test. For example, farmers and rowers get callused hands that prevent them from getting painful blisters. The skin on the bunion, in between toes and bottom of the foot may develop corns and callus.


If a corn is the result of a poor-fitting shoe, changing to shoes that fit properly will usually eliminate the corn within a couple of weeks.
Proper treatment of any underlying condition should prevent the calluses from returning. Outlook (Prognosis) Corns and calluses are rarely serious. If treated properly, they should improve without causing long-term problems. Possible Complications Complications of corns and calluses are rare.



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