Corns and CallusES Treatment

Are you dealing with corns and calluses? Let’s break down what these uncomfortable foot ailments are, what causes them, and how to treat them.

What are Corns and Calluses?

Corns and calluses are different from one another, but do share some similarities. They are both types of thickened skin that tend to develop when your body tries to protect your skin from excessive friction and pressure points. Corns and calluses can develop on the feet, specifically around the toes and the ball or heel of the foot.

Corns tend to have a hard centre that can be surrounded by red, painful, or inflamed skin. They can hurt when walking or be uncomfortable when pressed. Corns are usually small, round, and easy to define or see. They can also appear between the toes or down the sides of toenails.

Calluses are often bigger than corns on the feet and they have a variety of shapes. They also can be painful, if the skin buildup has reached a significant level. On feet, they often develop around the soles on the balls or heels. They often appear in areas where a lot of pressure or weight is put on the foot

Both corns and calluses can be uncomfortable. Fortunately, it is not impossible to get rid of them. To begin corn and calluses treatment, it helps to understand the cause. 


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Causes of Corns and Calluses

There are a number of causes of corns and calluses:

  • Incorrect footwear that is too tight or too loose.
  • Impractical footwear like high heeled shoes.
  • Diabetes or other illnesses that result in poor blood circulation in the feet.
  • Wearing socks that don’t fit or not wearing socks at all
  • Walking barefoot on a regular basis.
  • Jogging walking, or engaging in sports that require constant pressure on the feet.
  • Ageing, as fatty tissue degrades as we get older.
  • Being overweight or obese.
  • Being on your feet or standing in place excessively.

Treatment For Corns & Calluses

Our podiatrists can remove your callus and corns to alleviate symptoms and make your feet feel more comfortable. However we can also discuss possible causes for your callus build up and preventative strategies to reduce callus and corns developing in the future.

Footwear is of most importance and our podiatrists can recommend appropriate footwear for you. Paddings or cushioning can also be applied to your feet or added to your existing shoes to help offload pressure areas. The use of orthotics can also be of benefit if poor biomechanics is contributing to excessive pressure areas.

Note: You should NOT cut your corn or callus yourself. This can make your condition worse and increase your chance of getting an infection. It is important to visit a professional podiatrist for corns & calluses treatment. 

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Our Services

Heel Pain

Our team begins the procedure by looking for inflammation if any, the occurrence of heel spurs or Plantar Fasciitis, bruised bones, pronation, Achilles Tendinitis, and rheumatoid arthritis, among other things. Then they will prescribe a treatment plan that addresses the cause along with providing improved pain relief.


Our podiatrists have the expertise to prescribe orthotics for you. Orthotics provide huge benefits to those that require them. After a detailed biomechanical assessment, we will discuss the many options we have in our range of orthotics to help alleviate the problem.

Ingrown Toenails

If you suffer from ingrown toenails, our podiatrists will thoroughly examine your feet to establish any underlying pathologies. Often this is a simple procedure to remove the offending nail piece and have you walking out pain-free. Other factors may also need to be addressed such as poor-fitting footwear.

General Foot Care

We see people of all ages and backgrounds for foot care and advice. General foot care is particularly important for those suffering from chronic or acute diseases, or those with pre-existing issues of the foot. It typically includes nail cutting, treating ingrown toenails, callus, and corns, among other things.