Our Health Library information does not replace the advice of a doctor. Please be advised that this information is made available to assist our patients to learn more about their health. Our providers may not see and/or treat all topics found herein.
Corns are areas of thick, hardened, dead skin. They form to protect the skin and structures under the skin from pressure, friction, and injury. A corn may have a yellow ring with a gray center. Or it may look darker than the nearby skin. It may feel bumpy. And it may hurt or be less sensitive to the touch than the surrounding skin.
Corns are usually found where toes rub together. A soft corn is found between toes (usually between the fourth and fifth toes), while a hard corn is often found over a bony part of a toe (usually on the fifth toe).
Current as of: August 2, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine Barry L. Scurran DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery Gavin W.G. Chalmers DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery Lesley Ryan MD - Family Medicine
Medical Review:William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Barry L. Scurran DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery & Gavin W.G. Chalmers DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery & Lesley Ryan MD - Family Medicine