Table of Contents
- Corns and calluses facts
- What are corns and calluses?
- What causes corns and calluses to develop?
- What are risk factors for corns and calluses?
- What are symptoms and signs of corns and calluses?
- How do health care professionals diagnose corns and calluses?
- What are treatments for corns and calluses? Are there home remedies for corns and calluses?
- When should someone seek professional treatment for corns or calluses?
- What kind of doctor treats corns and calluses?
- What is the prognosis for corns and calluses?
- Is it possible to prevent corns and calluses?
What are risk factors for corns and calluses?
As mentioned above, any condition or activity that results in increased friction over the fingers or toes can lead to the development of corns or calluses. People of all ages can be affected but they are particularly common in people over 65 years of age. Corns and calluses have been shown to affect 20%-65% of people in this age range. Some of these risk factors are
- abnormalities in anatomy of the feet or toes;
- abnormalities in gait;
- poorly fitting shoes;
- using equipment, tools, or instruments that exert pressure on specific locations on the fingers; and
- certain occupations, such as farmers or garden workers.