What are Corns and Calluses?
Corns and calluses generally occur on the foot when excess pressure is exerted on a specific area for a prolonged period of time. They develop into areas of hardened skin to protect against further irritation. Thickening on the bottom of foot is called a callus whereas if it occurs on top of it, it is called a corn.
Corns and calluses can become painful if it becomes too thick. However, they are not contagious. They may cause serious foot problems if the individual has diabetes or has decreased circulation.
Corns and Callluses Symptoms
Corn and callus can appear round or rose in shape and dull and rough in appearance and can be difficult to distinguish from warts.
Corns and Calluses Treatment Options Katy TX:
- Wear proper fitting shoes
- Identify areas of high friction or pressure and cushion with gel pad inserts
- In case your corns or calluses are causing pain, you should call our office for an appointment. Especially those with diabetes, poor circulation, or any other serious illness should get their feet checked routinely by one of our doctors.
- With mild corns or calluses, our doctors might suggest either changing footwear or adding pads to the shoes. Alternatively, our doctors can remove the thickened, dead skin. As the skin is already dead, no pain is experienced during this process. If the corn or callus reappears, additional treatments may be required.