About Common Callous and Corn Conditions

Calluses and Corns

Underlying bone problems can cause excessive irritation. Where shoes repeatedly rub, dead skin cells pile up, creating calluses on the bottom of the foot and corns on the toes. Sometimes may actually be warts, which require different treatment (see Warts page).


Dissolving corns or cutting out calluses at home is dangerous. Your podiatrist can trim or protect them if they become painful. They usually grow back unless the underlying problem is corrected surgically.


Callus is friction and pressure upon the epidermis related to some biomechanical problem or improper shoes.

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