Can I get corns on my fingers? Corns and Calluses

Corns are a common skin condition that often occurs on a person’s toes and feet, but they can also develop at points of high pressure on the fingers and hands.

Corns are a thickening of the outer layer of the skin in areas that experience frequent amounts of friction. In fact, corns (same as calluses) are the body’s natural reaction to protecting the skin underneath. The issue with corns is they can be uncomfortable and in some cases cause moderate pain.

Corns are very similar to calluses, although corns typically appear at points of high pressure, such as a bony protrusion of the foot, whereas calluses are simply skin that is hardened from continual rubbing.

Corns are also smaller than calluses, as they have a rounded shape with a tough, central core of rough skin.

What are the causes of corns on fingers?

Just like the feet, corns develop on the fingers or hands in response to pressure, friction, and long-term abrasion.
Some examples of people who are more likely to develop corns on their fingers are people who frequently work with their hands, such as –

  • Construction workers
  • Gardeners
  • Mechanics
  • Guitar players
  • Athletes

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