Corns and calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin that develop to protect 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 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 your doctor if you notice:
If a corn or callus becomes very painful or inflamed, contact your doctor immediately. If you have diabetes or poor blood flow, call your doctor before self-treating a corn or callus, because even a minor injury to your foot can lead to an infected open sore (ulcer).
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