A Brandon Podiatrist explains the differences between bunions, corns, and calluses. Dr. Rajnish Manohar at the Gentle Foot Care Clinic sees conditions like these on a daily basis. However, you may not know the difference between these common foot problems. We’ll show you some photos and give you an easy-to-understand explanation of them. Treatment for them is only a simple visit to our Brandon office.
A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. It forms when your big toe pushes against the toe next to it, requiring the joint of your big toe to grow bigger and stick out. The skin over the bunion might be red and aching.
Using tight, narrow shoes may cause the development of bunions or make them even worse. Bunions also can form as a result of an inherited structural problem, tension on your foot or a medical condition, such as arthritis.
Smaller sized bunions (bunionettes) can form on the joint of your little toe.
Corns typically occur at pressure points, typically the bottom of the feet and the sides of toes. They can be agonizing.
A tough corn is a little spot of thickened, dead skin with a main core. A soft corn has a much thinner surface area and generally occurs in between the fourth and fifth toes. A seed corn is a small, discrete callous that can be extremely tender if it’s on a weight-bearing part of the foot. Seed corns have the tendency to happen on the bottom of the feet, and some doctors think this condition is caused by plugged sweat ducts.
Calluses are thickenings of the outermost layer of the skin and are pain-free. They can form on hands, feet, or anywhere there is repeated friction– even on a violinist’s chin. Like corns, calluses have numerous variants. The typical callus normally happens when there’s been a great deal of rubbing versus the hands or feet. A plantar callus is discovered on the bottom of the foot.
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Dr. Manohar has been in private practice as a Podiatrist in Zephyrhills since 2001, treating Foot and Ankle Pain including Diabetic Foot Pain and Neuropathy, as well as, providing routine Diabetic Foot Care.
Dr. Manohar is board certified by the American Board of medical specialties in Podiatric Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Dr. Manohar resides in Temple Terrace, Florida.
Dr. Manohar specializes in treating foot and ankle pain, Plantar Fasciitis and Heel spurs, Neuromas, Peripheral Neuropathy, Ingrown toenails, Non healing wounds, corns, calluses, Warts, Cysts, Toenail fungus.