Corns and Calluses
Corns and Calluses are a thickening of the skin that occurs after repeated pressure in a given area over time. It is the body's defense mechanism by providing thicker skins in a area which is might wear away over time.
There is a hard thickness of the skin which feels rough, and can be painful at times when applying pressure and while walking.
Over the counter Pads with medication can help reduce the thickness of the skin. A podiatrist can reduce the thickness of the skin in the office with debridement, which give instant relief and no pain during the treatment. Other conservative care can be discussed at that time.
Frequently asked questions
What is the difference between a corn and a callus?
While the pathology is similar, corns usually are tougher, with a very thick point in the skin which can be very painful and very difficult to remove without debridement by your podiatrist. Callus are usually more flat, and causes less pain.
Is this what I have?
This is just a one of the thousands of possible issues our feet can have. Unfortunately many of the symptoms are similar for many pathologies, pain being the most common symptom of all. Therefore it is imperative to see a professional as soon as possible for an accurate diagnosis and the proper treatment.