Corns and calluses can be unsightly, but they are usually a result of your skin trying to protect itself against pressure and friction. While both conditions involve thick, hardened layers of skin, corns and calluses are not the same. Corns are smaller than calluses and have a hard center often surrounded by inflammation. They can be painful and are usually found on parts of your feet that are not weight bearing, such as the tops of your toes. Calluses usually develop on the soles of your feet, the palms of your hands or your knees and are generally larger than corns.
Removing the source of friction can be helpful if you are healthy, but if you have diabetes or another condition that involves poor blood flow to your feet, you are at a greater risk of complications. We recommend that you call us if you continue to have corns or calluses so that we can accurately determine what is causing them and what type of treatment is most helpful. Self-treating a corn or callus can be dangerous because it may cause further injury and lead to an infected, open sore.
We have the training and experience to diagnose and take care of your corns or calluses in ways that are safe and effective. In rare cases, we may recommend surgery to correct the alignment of a bone causing friction. Some of our treatments include:
You can prevent corns and calluses from returning by wearing properly fitted shoes and protecting your feet with socks. There is no need to have unattractive or painful corns and calluses on your feet. We are here to help you! Call us today so that we can schedule an evaluation and offer you treatment options.
* Each individual’s treatment and results will vary based on the circumstances, the patients’ specific situation, and goals.
844 West Glenoaks Boulevard.
Glendale, CA 91202