Right now, you are probably surprised about what we just revealed: corns and calluses developed to protect you. Protect you from what, you ask. They protect you from you.
You see, when the skin on your feet is exposed repeatedly and in long periods of time to excessive pressure or friction (usually brought about by ill-fitting shoes) it would automatically go into prevention mode.
In the case of calluses, various types of keratinocytes, the cell type that makes up the epidermis, would accumulate, thicken and harden to protect you.
Corns, on the other hand, form just the same but on the hairless and smooth surfaces of the skin. This is why corns on pinky toe or corns on top of toe is a common complaint.
Because corns and calluses are usually painless and unnoticeable, it is easy to ignore them and not even realize that you have this very common foot problem. Most of the time, you’d only realize that you need to know how to get rid of corns on toes and find home remedies for calluses on feet when the skin has really hardened and thickened.
As soon as you realize this, it is understandable that you panic a bit, find out all you can about calluses and corns on feet home treatment options or you start asking your doctor about corns on feet removal.
This is also when you have to face the fact that your tootsies look horrible!