Hide This

FREEHER HealthToolkit

HER Health Toolkit

Sign up for EmpowHER updates and you'll receive our
FREE HER Health Toolkit

Calluses

Get Email Updates

Related Topics

Calluses Guide

Rosa Cabrera RN

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.

ASK

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!

The Latest in Calluses

ASK Your Health Question

It's FREE and you'll get a response within 24 hours

ASK

Calluses Definition

Definition

A callus is an abnormal thickening of the top layer of skin, which is composed of the natural protein, keratin. Calluses can form on body surface areas that are repeatedly exposed to friction or pressure. They are usually painless or only mildly painful.

A corn is a small, thickened area of skin that forms on the toes. Corns put pressure on the underlying skin against the bone, and they are usually very painful.

A Corn

© 2009 Nucleus Medical Art, Inc.

View Calluses Definition & Overview

Improved

1679 Health

Changed

630 Lives

Saved

479 Lives
3 lives impacted in the last 24 hrs Learn More

Connect with Women Like You 70 Women Care About this Condition

You're not alone. Connect with other women who are going through what you're going through, who understand and are here for you!

+ Join this Community

Take Our Featured Health Poll

Do your teens have their own cellphones?:
View Results