and corns are
hard, thickened skin that builds up on parts of the foot that are
exposed to friction and pressure.
Calluses are common on the soles of the feet and heels.
Corns usually form on the toes, where shoes press and rub skin against
You can prevent corns and calluses by avoiding shoes that pinch or cramp
your toes or by using insoles to cushion your feet. If you cannot avoid
wearing shoes that rub your feet, use moleskin pads for protection.
If a callus or corn becomes painful, soak your feet in warm water and
rub the callus or corn with a towel or pumice stone. You may need to do
this for several days until the thickened skin is gone.
If a corn or callus breaks open or becomes sore, see your doctor.
Do not try to cut or burn off corns or calluses.
If you have diabetes or peripheral vascular disease, talk with your
doctor about removing troublesome corns or calluses