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:
Calluses are areas of thickened skin that form as a response to repeated friction, pressure, or other sources of irritation.
Changes In Skin Appearance
Changes in the appearance of your skin, such as texture or color, are a result of poor circulation in the arteries and veins.
Pain On The Side Of The Foot
While pain may be felt on the inner side of the foot (medial foot pain), pain on the outer side (lateral foot pain) is more common.
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).
Custom orthotics are specially crafted devices that are patterned based on your individual needs and designed to support and comfort your feet.
Shoe inserts are non-prescription foot support that is placed inside the shoes. You can buy them in stores without a prescription from a podiatrist.
Regenerative Medicine Treatments
Regenerative medicine involves the delivery of growth factors to injured joints and tissues to promote the healing process.