Corns and Hard Skin

CornCorns are dense local areas of hard skin which are caused due to recurrent pressure on the same area of skin. This is often caused due to abnormal biomechanics, foot deformities (such as hammer toes or bunions) or ill-fitting footwear.

Corns have a central core called a nucleus which under pressure is often very painful and requires treatment by a podiatrist. Treatment of corns will include the removal of the corn and will help address the abnormal pressure that is causing the corn to develop. Hard skin, or callus, however is caused by frictional forces or a more diffuse pressure area.

CallusHard skin can often be managed through filing or using a pumice stone and by using a foot moisturiser daily, however callus often requires removing painlessly by a podiatrist.

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