22 Jun What is the difference between a corn, a callus and bunion?
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CORN, A CALLUS AND BUNION?
At Alternative Foot Solutions, we treat a range of different foot conditions. A great question we are going to answer today is to differentiate between a bunion, corns and calluses.
What are corns and calluses?
Corns and calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin that develop when your skin tries to protect itself against friction and pressure. They most often develop on the feet and toes or hands and fingers. Corns and calluses can be unsightly.
What is a bunion?
Bunions are deformities at the base of the big toe that can cause pain and disability. Bunions are common and can really slow a person down. The major implications bunions have on the whole foot is difficulty in finding shoes to wear that don’t cause pain to the foot .Not only that, but as a bunion gets worse, the misalignment in your big toe can lead to painful osteoarthritis. This can limit the movement in the big toe and cause long term problems not just in the big toe but also affect knees and hips.
Can I get corns and bunions at the same time?
Corns and bunions may present together at the same time due to pressures on the foot and the underlying cause of the bunions. Fear not though, because here at Alternative Foot Solutions we treat all sorts of foot pain and help patients to achieve their fitness and health goals pain free. What our treatment involves is a course of foot mobilisation, a gentle hand on technique that corrects the bunions and the underlying cause of the bunions with some simple exercises to stop your bunion and foot pain forever!
If you have a bunion or foot pain and think it’s being caused by your bunions you may want to book an appointment with us. At Alternative Foot Solutions, we have been helping people live pain-free and active lives, for over 15 years. Right now, we are offering a $35 assessment for the people who mention this blog at their time of booking. (usual fee $100)