Corns and callus are areas of hard skin produced by your body to protect high pressure areas. Your body develops hard skin to protect itself from pressure and friction. As we age, our feet lose their natural fat pad and this can lead to increased development of hard skin. Corns and callus can be removed by your Podiatrist but will come back, if you do not change how the foot functions. Ask your podiatrist for more information about removing and preventing hard skin build up.
Corns are small areas of hard skin which are conical in shape. They are frequently found in the skin between toes and on the balls of the foot. Corns can be hard like pebbles, soft and damp, or seed corns which are small clusters.
Callus is broader and shallower than corns and commonly occurs under the balls of the feet and around the heels.