Do You have a Corn or Calluses?
It is unbelievable how painful they can make everyday walking when wearing shoes.
These friction and rubbing creates hard skin as you walk,
A corn or callus can form on any part of your foot when pressure and friction occurs.
7 Worst Places TO get Corns and Callus On Your Feet…
- Hard lump on Side of big toe
- Corn on top of toes
- Callus on tip of Toe
- Metatarsal area/ ball of foot
- 5th outside of toe (pinky toe)
- In-between the toes -(soft corns)
- Under the big toenail
The worst place i believe you can get one is a Corn is the Callus on tip of toe area.
This is because the tip of the bone of the toes is not weight baring,
and the skin is softer than the soles of your feet.
When you walk with every step the toes are pushed forward and the toe rubs and pressure is applied to your toes tip.
7 Causes of corns and calluses on tip of toe
- Check your shoes are they too small, narrow or tight.
- Do you wear socks with heavy stitching that is rubbing on the toes.
- Are your toes clawed or naturally bent so you grip the insoles to much.
- How long are your toenails? Long and thick toenails can make you walk with your toes curled.
(read related post…best long handled toenail clippers for thick nails)
- Do you have a hammer toe? that is caused from a bunion.
- Are you a runner? and not wearing good quality running shoes.
- Do you wear steel capped boots for work?
Small, Narrow or tight shoes
All can cause your toes to rub in the end of the footwear and as you walk friction occurs and thats when a callus or corn will occur on the tip of your toe.
Heavy stitching in socks
Socks and tights normally have heavy stitching on the seams within them
And this seam believe it not is one of the biggest causes you may have a callus on tip of toe.
Clawed Toes/ Bent Toes
People often blame the common foot deformity claw toe on wearing shoes that squeeze your toes, such as shoes that are too short or high heels.
However, claw toe also is often the result of nerve damage caused by diseases like diabetes or alcoholism,
which can weaken the muscles in your foot.
When you toes are clawed or bent you grip the floor as you walk so you are more like to suffer for a corn or callus on the tip of your toes.
Over Long Toenails
An easy way to solve your callus pain on your toes is if the cause of your callus on tip of toe is because of your long toenails.
Toenails normally need cutting 4-6-8 weeks, we are all different but those are the averages.
But good regular toenail trimming you can prevent a callous or corn forming underneath the long toenails.
I often see patients who have neglected to cut their nails, often due to poor mental health and callus forms under the nails and grows into one big nail/callus formation.
Hammer toes and mallet toe are foot deformities that occur due to an change in your muscles, tendons or ligaments that would normally hold the toe straight.
They can be caused from the type of shoes you wear, foot structure, trauma
and certain disease processes can contribute to the development of these deformities.
Number one being a Bunion or Hallux Valgus
Runners And Hikers
When you are running or walking a lot more than usual then extra pressure and friction is going to cause your feet to struggle.
If you like to do these sports then i would suggest you invest in the best footwear and socks to prevent not only callus corns and blisters.
But trauma to the feet like Plantar Fasciitis injuries, Swollen ankles and Arch Pain,
These three traumas are the most common injuries patients i meet who like to run and walk a lot.
A good read I would suggest you read from Switch Back Travel is
Working In Steel Cap Boots Causes Corns!
A lot of my patients work in jobs that involve wearing steel cap boots at work.
Its a must and they have no choice.
But Steel Cap Working Boots are renowned for causing thickened toenails, Fungal infections and Corns And Callus.
They cause so much trouble to your feet because they are not flexible they have no give.
So the foot is kept very rigid and often the boots are to wide and this causes your foot to slip and slide and friction and pressure ends up with sore painful toes.
Tips If you wear steel cap boots
- Wear thicker socks
- Use gel toecaps to protect the nail and tips of the toes
- Have a change of footwear and only wear the steel capped boots when you have too.
- Soak your feet in anti fungal wash
- Add a thin insole if room permits
Callus on tip of toe Pictures
I Recently uploaded a video about how to remove corns,
including my view on the Scholl Corn Express Pen ( Do not buy! )