Corns / Calluses

Corns and calluses are areas of thick, hard, dead skin. They form on the feet to protect them from injury. In most cases there are things you can do at home to care for a corn or callus.

A callous is a build-up of dead skin cells, usually on the sole of the foot. They are typically painful and are caused by pressure on bony prominence. They may be pared down for temporary relief.

A corn is a thickening of the skin on bony prominences, always on the toe. They usually form where the toes rub together. They can be treated or removed with surgery, if necessary.

How can you care for yourself at home???

  • Wear shoes and other footwear that fit correctly and are roomy. This will reduce rubbing and give corns and calluses time to heal.
  • Use protective pads, such as moleskin, to cushion the corn or callus.
  • Soften the corn or callus and remove the dead skin by using over-the-counter products.
  • Soak your corn or callus in warm water, and use a pumice stone to rub dead skin away.
  • Wash your feet regularly, and rub lotion on your feet while they are still moist. Dry skin can cause a callus to crack and bleed.
  • Never cut the corn or callus yourself, especially if you have problems with blood flow to your legs or feet.

If you have diabetes or coronary artery disease talk to your doctor before you try any at home treatment.

If you have a painful corn or callus please contact our office today.

If you notice any of the following signs of infection please contact us immediately:

  • Increased pain, swelling, warmth, or redness around the corn or callus.
  • Red streaks leading from the corn or callus.
  • Pus draining from the corn or callus.
  • A fever.

Please don’t hesitate to make an appointment or request information today!!

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