Corns & Callous
Callous is another name for hard skin that your body creates when is is exposed to repeated pressure or friction. This is commonly due to shoes that don’t fit properly.
The hard skin (Callous) is commonly yellow in colour, it can be hard and rough in feel (Heels, ball of foot and the joints of your toes) and also can be soft and wet (in-between your toes). The repetitive pressure or friction causes the skin to die and form a hard protective surface.
Corns are similar and they are cone shaped in structure with a point facing in the skin that can press on a nerve causing pain. They normally form on the sides, tops and tips of the toes (hard corns) and can form in between the toes (Soft corns). Usually caused by a bone rubbing on skin or tight shoes rubbing.
Any corns and callous can cause pain and discomfort and can be reduced by booking an appointment with a podiatrist. Paul can see you in one of his Dunfemline and Fife clinics .