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However, if you are diabetic, or have another condition that affects the circulation in your feet, corns and calluses should be monitored or treated by your podiatrist to prevent a more serious condition.
Corns and calluses are often lumped together, but they're not the same.
Calluses are a thickening of skin which usually appears on the heels or balls of your feet, the areas which receive the most friction from your footwear. Calluses are rarely painful.
Corns are smaller than calluses and are differentiated by their hard center surrounded by inflamed skin. They tend to develop on the non-load bearing areas like the tops of your toes and sometimes in between them. They can be quite painful and frequently accompany hammertoes.
Symptoms of corns and calluses
Treatment for corns and calluses
Your podiatrist at PA Foot and Ankle Associates may recommend one or more of these treatments to manage your corns and calluses: