A callus or a corn (a callus formed on the top or side of the toe) is a normal development of the skin, which is trying to protect itself from local irritation. Often calluses form from an excessive amount of pressure against one certain area of a bone.
This can occur anywhere on the foot but most commonly either on the top of the toes (hammer toes), in between the toes or on the bottom of the balls of the toes. In many cases irritation between the knuckles of the toes and the squeezing of the skin in between the toes causes irritation to the skin. The skin then produces a callus due to this chronic irritation. Treatment options for this type of condition involves routine trimming of the callus tissue, wearing pads to reduce the pressure on the area or some sort of surgical intervention to reduce the amount of pressure against the skin.
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