Corns are due to pressure over a bony part of the foot . A common site is the side of the little toe or over the tops of bent toes where shoes press. Often corns can be avoided by wearing better fitting shoes and perhaps some help from a Podiatrist in protecting these areas .
Calluses are due to persistent rubbing or friction and usually occur on the balls of the feet. Most times these are caused by uneven weight bearing across the foot and need a podiatrist’s attention to deal with them and try to overcome the problem.
Corns and Calluses are symptoms – the cause needs to be identified and , where possible removed. This is where you need to see a podiatrist. Over the counter “ corn cures” are usually inappropriate and are often dangerous for anyone with poor blood circulation or diabetes