Corns and calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin that develop when your skin tries to protect itself against friction and pressure. They mostly develop on your feet and hands. They can be unsightly, but only require treatment if they cause you discomfort.
If you have diabetes or another condition that causes poor blood flow to your feet, you’re at greater risk of developing corns or calluses. Seek our advice on proper care if you have such a condition.
Pressure and friction from repetitive actions cause corns and calluses to develop and grow.
Some sources of this pressure and friction include:
Contact us if you notice:
If a corn or callus becomes very painful or inflamed, contact us immediately. If you have diabetes or poor blood flow, call us before self-treating a corn or callus, because even a minor injury to your foot can lead to an infected open sore (ulcer).