CALLUS

WHEN IS IT A PROBLEM?

Some people going to the gym may have noticed some thickened skin areas near the base of their fingers. This is also a similar thickening and is actually good.

Similar cases in which a thickening is actually good are in gymnasts and weightlifting.

But when they graduate to the extent of causing undesirable symptoms is when they can be considered a problem or a pathology.

HOW TO KNOW IF IT’S A CALLUS/CORN OR A WART?

Typically a doctor tests or differentiates a callus form a corn by scraping some skin from the surface of the callus.

A wart will reveal a typical characteristic bleeding from the site whereas a callus won’t. It’ll just reveal more dead skin.

Also, a wart is more sensitive to lateral pressure whereas a callus/corn is more sensitive to direct pressure.

To be able to quickly tell the difference between a callus, corn and wart Click here

Want to know the proper methods of removing and treating a callus. Refer to our page on the Treatment of callus

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