CORNS AND CALLUSES
Corns and calluses are a buildup of hard, thick areas of skin. Although these hardened areas of skin can form anywhere on your body, you’ll usually see them on your feet, hands or fingers.
Corns tend to be small and round. You are most likely to see corns on the tops or sides of your toes. There are several types of corns:
Hard Corns: These are small, hard dense areas of skin usually within a larger area of thickened skin. Hard corns usually form on the top of toes – areas where there is bone pressure against the skin.
Soft Corns: These corns are whitish/gray and have a softer, rubbery texture. Soft corns appear between the toes.
Seed Corns: These corns are small and usually form on the bottom of feet.
Calluses are hard and thick patches of skin.
Compared with corns, calluses are larger and have a more irregular (more spread out) shape.
You are most likely to see calluses on the bottom of your foot on the bony areas that carry your weight – your heel, big toe, the ball of your foot and along the side of your foot.
WHO IS MORE LIKELY TO GET CORNS AND CALLUSES?
You are more likely to develop corns or calluses if:
You already have medical conditions that change the normal alignment of the bones in your feet. For example, arthritis in your feet, bunions, bone spurs or hammertoes.
You have one or more of the causes of corns and calluses discussed in this article.
You walk without socks.
You wear shoes that are too narrow for your foot.
You smoke cigarettes.
DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
It’s not difficult to diagnose corns and calluses. No tests are required. A simple visual exam of the skin is usually all that is needed. Dr J. Leonard Knudson may ask you questions about your job, how much walking and standing you do, and in what activities you participate.
If your corn or callus is on your foot, Dr. Knudson may ask you to walk to check your posture and the way you walk, ask about your footwear and ask how you take care of your feet.
Dr. J. Leonard Knudson can trim calluses on your foot or correct them with surgery.
The procedure is painless because the skin is already dead. Additional treatments may be needed if the corn or callus recurs. People with diabetes, poor circulation, or other serious illnesses should have their feet checked regularly.
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"I had some surgery for a minor skin cancer on my ankle which became infected and created a wound that would not heal. After a month of trying, the surgeon sent me to Dr. J. Knudson. He has many years of experience with stubborn cases. Gradually he used various forms of treatment until I was finally cured. How fortunate I was to have found him. I am now back to my previous activity and health. They deserve more than 5 stars."
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"I visited Associated Foot Care, Dr. Leonard Knudson for consultation on my right foot that needed surgery and Dr Knudson is actually the second Dr. I am visiting regarding my foot problem since the first foot Dr. I went to was like the waiting game type. Dr. Knudson x-rayed my foot right away and next thing you know, I had my schedule for my foot surgery! Everything went smooth, didn't feel pain at all. I fully recommend him."
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"My best friend recommended I see Dr. Knudson so I made an appointment and saw him. He is very knowledgeable and took the time to explain what was going on with my feet and how my bone structure was affected by the shoes I was wearing. He took x-rays to determine the condition of my feet before making any suggestions for treatment. I became his client since my consultation and will be seeing him twice a week! I will definitely be recommending him to my friends and family!"
It is important to have corns and calluses properly diagnosed by a Foot and Ankle Surgeon.
Dr. J. Leonard Knudson is a Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Culver City and near West Los Angeles that is able to provide proper callus treatment.
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