Calluses and Corns are thick, hardened layers of skin that develop when your skin tries to protect itself against friction and pressure. They most often develop on the feet and toes For most people, simply eliminating the source of friction or pressure makes corns and calluses disappear. A Corn (Heloma) is a distinctively shaped callus of dead skin that can appear on any surface of the foot, there are 3 different categories of corn. Heloma Durum – Hard Corn, Heloma Molle – Soft Corn, Heloma Miliare – Seed Corn.
If you have diabetes or another condition that causes poor blood flow to your feet, you’re at greater risk of complications from corns and calluses. Seek your Podiatrist advice on the correct care for corns and calluses.