CORNS AND CALLOUSES
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Characteristics of Corns:
Corns can be soft or hard. A hard corn is thick, hardened skin that develops generally below the surface of the skin. A soft corn is similar to a hard corn, but is generally found between the toes, and softens due to moisture and shoe fitting issues.
A corn is conical in shape and burrows in the subcutaneous tissue. They have a hard center and are surrounded by inflamed skin. They are painful when pressed. Generally corns develop as a protective mechanism against friction and pressure due to poor biomechanics and ill fitting footwear.
Characteristics of Calluses:
Calluses usually develop on the soles or sides of your feet. Most commonly the outside corner of your heels; the balls of your feet; sides of the big and baby toes.
Calluses are rarely painful and vary in size, shape and are often larger than corns. Calluses develop as a protective mechanism against friction and pressure due to poor biomechanics, ill fitting footwear, and changes in skin moisture.
Active Alignment Treatment Options for Corns and Calluses:
- Custom Foot Orthotics
- Toe Separators
- Therapeutic Footwear
- Foot Care Nurse to manage and treat calluses, corns and thickened nails due to fixed/osseous positions