Calluses are usually painless, but
corns can be quite painful. Sometimes, corns are confused with warts. Calluses can be
avoided by removing the source of the rubbing and thinning the callus with a pumice
stone or small blade. Treatment for corns should provide symptom relief as well
as lessen the underlying cause. Treatment choices may include:
Applying pads around the corn
Wearing larger, more
Surgery is only considered
if other measures fail
Calluses and corns are rarely a
serious condition. However, people with diabetes are prone to infections and ulcers.
They should examine their feet on a regular basis. If any sores are noticed, they should
see their healthcare provider right away.