Foot corns are hardened layers of skin, usually hard and circular they also have a translucent centre with a dense knot of skin known as a core.
They can become painful or ulcerated due to your skins response to friction, pressure or rubbing.
Corns most often develop on the top, between the toes or on the soles of the feet.
- rough, tough, yellowing patch of lumpy or bumpy skin
- skin that’s sensitive to touch
- pain when wearing shoes
Rarely painful, calluses usually develop on the soles of your feet, in particular under the heel. Varying in size and shape calluses are often larger than corns.
- Wearing ill-fitting shoes. Tight shoes and high heels can compress areas of your feet. When footwear is too loose, your foot may repeatedly slide and rub against the shoe. Your foot may also rub against a seam or stitch inside the shoe.
- Skipping socks. Wearing shoes and sandals without socks can cause friction on your feet. Socks that don’t fit properly also can be a problem.