Calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin that can form due to constant strain, pressure or friction. A corn is actually a type of callus, it typically forms on the soft, thin parts of the foot such as the skin at the top or on the toes. They can be incredibly painful and uncomfortable, if left untreated they may develop into a serious problem. There are three different types of foot corns-
- Soft Corns: Usually forms on the soft skin between your toes or on the side of the toes. They are more whitish-grey in colour than yellow and have a soft rubbery texture.
- Hard corns: Usually form at the top of your toes, on areas which bone pressure falls on. They are small and hard.
- Seed corn: Usually forms on the sole of your foot, in clusters. Like soft corns and hard corns, they form due to pressure/friction, but they are tinier than other corns.