Barry L. Scurran DPM FACFAS


Calluses and Corns

Calluses and corns are areas of thick skin caused by pressure or friction. They may cause pain when a person walks or wears shoes. Calluses usually form on the hands or feet. They may look gray or yellow and be less sensitive to the touch than surrounding skin. They usually don’t need treatment. Calluses on the hands…

Calluses on the foot

Calluses are areas of thick, hardened, dead skin. They form to protect the skin and structures under the skin from pressure, friction, and injury. They may look grayish or yellowish, be less sensitive to the touch than surrounding skin, and feel rough. Calluses on the foot generally form on the ball of the foot, the…

Calluses and Corns

What are calluses and corns? Calluses and corns are areas of thick skin caused by pressure or friction. They may cause pain when you walk or wear shoes. Calluses usually form on your hands or feet. They usually don’t need treatment. Corns have an inner core that can be soft or hard. Soft corns are found between your…

Toe separators for corns

Toe separators are small pads that keep toes from rubbing together. They are used to prevent soft corns from forming between the toes.

Calluses and Corns: Using Pumice Stones

A pumice stone can be used to remove the dead skin from a callus or corn. Reducing the size of the callus or corn may result in less pressure or friction and less pain. Soak your foot or other affected area in warm, soapy water for 5 minutes or until the skin softens. Wet the pumice stone. Rub the pumice stone on the…