The human body is incredibly adaptable, and corns and calluses are just one way your body defends you. While slightly different from each other, corns and calluses stem from the same root cause. They are both thick patches of skin that develop to protect you when the skin is subjected to excessive friction and pressure, but they can become problems themselves, particularly for diabetics or anyone with compromised circulation.
In some cases, the callus or corn may become sensitive or start to crack. Consistent foot care by your foot and ankle specialist can help keep calluses supple and prevent them from growing large enough to be a problem.
It is important to note that corns and calluses are recurring problems. Your foot and ankle specialist can discuss preventative measures but can also offer treatment options to prevent recurrence. Contact us today to learn more about corns and calluses and what you can do to manage them.