Calluses and Corns - Treatment Overview
Untreated calluses and corns can
If you have
diabetes, you are more likely to get sores on your
feet. In one study of more than 200 diabetic foot sores, people who had
calluses and corns pared frequently by a doctor had fewer foot sores, fewer
visits to the hospital, and fewer surgeries because of the sores.2
What To Think About
Be careful when you use a pumice
stone to reduce the size of a callus or corn. If you take off too much skin and
go too deep, the area may bleed or become infected.
Some corn pads
contain medicine inside the pad. This often softens the corn too much and
causes infection. It is best to avoid this type of pad.
If a corn
or callus on your foot is painful and does not go away, you may want to see a
doctor who specializes in foot problems (podiatrist).