These are accumulated layers of hard skin at points of pressure and should be treated by a podiatrist. Usually a mechanical foot imbalance is present, which causes these problems. Never cut a corn or callus with a razor, scissors, or any other instrument, nor pick at them with your fingernails. Again, never apply “corn cures” or other medication to them.

A common cause of thickened skin on the bottom of the foot is a misaligned, elongated or thickened metatarsal (bone in the foot). A surgical repair often involves making a “V” shaped cut into the metatarsal to lift the bone into place, thus relieving pressure.

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