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What causes calluses on feet?

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Whether you spend hours on your feet each day or you sit behind a desk, corns and callouses can make it difficult to take even a few steps at a time. Here's what you need to know about corns and callouses as well as how to get rid of them.

What are corns?
There are hard, soft and seed corns. Hard corns are very thick and hard. They are often on the top or side of the toes. Soft corns are rubbery in texture and they appear between the toes. Seed corns are even smaller and they form on the bottom of your feet.

What are callouses?
These are thick, hard patches of skin. They are larger than corns and irregular in shape. They mostly occur on the bottom of the foot and on bony areas where your foot carries most of your weight.

How do they form?
Corns and calluses are caused by repeated friction or irritation and pressure on the skin. They usually form on prominent areas of the feet and it is actually the body's way of protecting the underlying skin from the pressure and rubbing.

What are the causes?
Common causes include shoes that don't fit properly, walking or standing a lot, not wearing socks with footwear, improper posture when walking and hobbies or sports that cause repeated friction on these parts of your body.

Fortunately, you don't have to live with corns and callouses. Schedule a callous peel with a trained professional and get your feet looking and feeling great again! This treatment, paired with a luxurious pedicure, is just what you need to pamper yourself after a long week.

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