Corns and calluses are areas of thickened skin that develop as a result of repetitive friction. The thickened skin forms to protect the skin from chronic irritation. Corns are located in non weight bearing areas of the foot, typically the tops or sides of the toes. Calluses are located on weight bearing areas of the foot, especially the ball of the foot or the heel.
The goal of treatment for corns and calluses is to eliminate excessive friction. Foam and silicone pads can be used to decrease friction on various locations of the toes and bottom of the foot. Innesoles are also be effective in removing pressure from weight bearing areas of the foot. Footsupplystore.com carries multiple products to decrease friction and prevent and manage painful corns and calluses.