Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells. They are caused by repeated friction from skin rubbing against bony areas or against an irregularity in a shoe. Corns ordinarily form on the toes and calluses on the soles of the feet. The friction and pressure can burn or otherwise be painful and may be relieved by moleskin or padding on the affected areas. Our Seattle podiatrists can help to treat these problems!
Never cut corns or calluses with any instrument, and never apply home remedies, except under a podiatrist's instructions. Corns and calluses home treatment should be limited to soaking in warm water and scrubbing away dead skin with a pumice stone. If this treatment is unsuccessful, corns and calluses may be pared down by a medical professional.
If you are ready to get rid of your corns and calluses, call our team of Seattle podiatrists today at (425) 678-3877!