Callous and corns: causes and treatment
Callous and corns result from constant rubbing and friction on the foot. The most common areas where callous develops are under the ball of the foot, under and around the heel area, and under the big toe. A corn is a form of callous with a hard central core and develops on top and between the toes.
Callous and corns are often caused by wearing shoes that are tight, narrow, ill-fitting or high-heeled. Foot conditions such as bunions and hammer toes, or even arthrits can cause excess callous and corns. However, most commonly, callous and corns develop from excess pressure and friction as a result from excessive pronation.
Treatment of callous and corns
Callous and corns should be removed professionally by a podiatrist or pedicurist. Designed by podiatrists, Footminders orthotics can help reduce or prevent the formation of callous and corns by biomechanical re-alignment of the foot and reducing the excess pressure and friction.