Posts tagged “Corns”

The riveting subject of the aging foot continues and this week the natural progression is towards corns and callus.  
These phenomena are not restricted to the older person or even the older woman although these are stereotypical who we think of when the words corn, and callus are mentioned. 
Callus is just hard skin… 
A so-called soft corn is a plug of skin that occurs between the toes.  
The natural moisture that we get between our toes keeps the skin soft but they can be incredibly painful. 
This is because they are caused by pressure and movement, so two bony prominences (the equivalent of a knuckle in your hands) rub continuously and stimulate the skin to develop, flatten and become a plaque. The plaque may or may not have a hard centre. 
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