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What is the difference between calluses or corns?

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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not much.

Neither term is a technical term. "corns" are usually what people call the soft calluses that develop on toes, while "calluses" usually refer to the thick skin on the sole of the foot.
This thick skin can be diffuse and wide-spread, or have a core or nucleus to it. All usually occur due to pressure or friction; very occasionally trauma or a plugged sweat gland can be a component.

In brief: Not much.

Neither term is a technical term. "corns" are usually what people call the soft calluses that develop on toes, while "calluses" usually refer to the thick skin on the sole of the foot.
This thick skin can be diffuse and wide-spread, or have a core or nucleus to it. All usually occur due to pressure or friction; very occasionally trauma or a plugged sweat gland can be a component.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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Dr. Andrew Schneider
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Similar

Both corns and calluses are thickened skin due to pressure and are similar. Calluses are generally on the bottom if the foot in areas of pressure.
Corns are usually on the top of, or between, the toes. They are smaller, deeper, and painful.

In brief: Similar

Both corns and calluses are thickened skin due to pressure and are similar. Calluses are generally on the bottom if the foot in areas of pressure.
Corns are usually on the top of, or between, the toes. They are smaller, deeper, and painful.
Dr. Andrew Schneider
Dr. Andrew Schneider
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Location

When the lesions happen on top of the toes these are corns.
Calluses happen on the bottom of feet. Both are thickend skin.

In brief: Location

When the lesions happen on top of the toes these are corns.
Calluses happen on the bottom of feet. Both are thickend skin.
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
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