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How to Get Rid of Corns and Calluses and Prevent Them From Returning

How to Get Rid of Corns and Calluses and Prevent Them From Returning

Corns and calluses, though often considered minor foot issues, can cause significant pain and discomfort. The board-certified podiatrists at Cortez Foot & Ankle Specialists understand the importance of healthy feet. Here, they break down everything you need to know about treating corns and calluses and prevent them from returning.

Understanding Corns and Calluses

Corns and calluses are thickened and hardened areas of skin that develop on your feet, primarily in response to repeated friction or pressure. They might seem similar, but they have distinct characteristics:


Corns typically appear as small, round, raised bumps with a hard center and are often painful. They can develop on the tops and sides of your toes or even between them. Corns are more common in areas where bones may rub against your footwear.


Calluses, on the other hand, are larger and broader than corns. They usually form on the soles of your feet, particularly under the heels or balls, where the skin experiences constant pressure or rubbing. Calluses are generally less painful compared to corns.

What causes corns and calluses to develop?

Here are the most common reasons these foot issues develop:

How to treat corns and calluses

 There are several treatment options available:

How to prevent corns and calluses

Here are some practical tips to keep corns and calluses at bay:

For help with corns or calluses and all of your footcare needs, book an appointment with the pros at Cortez Foot and Ankle. We have convenient locations in Bradenton, Sarasota, University Park, and Ellenton, Florida. Call the nearest location to schedule an appointment, or book online today.

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