Corns and Calluses!

“Corns and calluses are areas of thickened skin that develop to protect that area from irritation. They occur when something rubs against the foot repeatedly or causes excess pressure against part of the foot. If the thickening of skin occurs on the bottom of the foot, it’s called a callus. If it occurs on the top of the foot (or toe), it’s called a corn.

Corns and calluses are not contagious but may become painful if they get too thick. In people with diabetes or decreased circulation, they can lead to more serious foot problems.”


  • Wearing ill-fitted shoes: tight, narrow, or too loose shoes can cause the toes toe rub against the top of the shoes casuing a corn or callous to develop.
  • Excessive pressure and friction on the balls of the feet can cause callouses to form.
  • People with foot deformities such as hammer toes are prone to developing corns or callouses.


  • A thick, rough area of skin.
  • A hardened, raised bump.
  • Tenderness or pain under your skin.
  • Flaky, dry or waxy skin.


  • Changing of shoes or adding padding/cushion.
  • Custom inserts.
  • Surgical removal.
  • Callous removal creams/medications.

Call our office today if you have any painfull corns or callouses that need to be taken care of! Don’t let them keep you from doing the activities that make you smile! (707) 578-1222.

Alma, P.M.A

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