Causes: Pressure and friction caused by mechanical stress such as badly fitting footwear or poor gait.
Appearance: In this case, the hard skin is an inverted cone and is pushed into the skin causing discomfort.
Types of corn: hard corns, usually found on the soles of the feet or the tips and front of the toes, soft corns, usually found between the toes and seed corns which are smaller and found on the soles.
Treatment: Filing to remove thickened skin or using padding or toe separators to ease pressure may help. However home treatments are not usually very successful and it is recommended you get these treated professionally. Do not cut corns yourself. I do not recommend corn plasters as they contain salycilic acid and damage the skin.
Contact me for a consultation in my Lymington surgery for treatment of your corns and calluses.