Common Foot Pain Problems

CORNS & CALLUSES

Corns & Calluses
SYMPTOMS: HARDENED LAYERS OF SKIN ON TOES & FEET
A Corn is a small, painful, raised bump on the outer skin layer. A Callus is a rough, thickened patch of skin.
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There are a few different types of corns and calluses. A hard corn is a compact lump with a thick core. Hard corns usually form on the tops of the toes, on the outside of the little toe, or on the sole of the foot. A soft corn is a small, inflamed patch of skin with a smooth center. Soft corns usually appear between the toes. A seed corn is the least common type of corn. Occurring only on the heel or ball of the foot, a seed corn consists of a circle of stiff skin surrounding a plug of cholesterol.

A plantar callus, a callus that occurs on the sole of the foot, has a white center. Hereditary calluses develop where there is no apparent friction, run in families, and occur most often in children.

HOW TO RECOGNIZE IT:

Corns can be recognized on sight. A callus, which is often on the bottom of the foot, will not bleed, but will reveal another layer of dead skin.

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