Corns & callus

Corns & callus

They can be painful & also unsightly.

Corns & callus are simply areas where the skin becomes thickened due to too much pressure. That pressure may be related to wearing the wrong type of footwear (too tight for example), forming over bony bumps (over the tops of hammertoes or bunions) or standing & walking in such a way as to place too much pressure on an area.
The corn or callus can be painlessly removed but you need to determine the underlying cause to properly treat a callus or corn.
Simple tips you may find helpful:
1. soak your feet in warm water & gentle file areas of hard skin but don’t go to far
2. use a good quality moisturiser on your skin – something that contains Urea is ideal
3. wear footwear that fits well

While corns & callus can be a minor issue, they can be a sign of bigger issues & should be assessed & then treated – & treatment is painless. When you see one of our Podiatrist’s they will not only treat the corns or callus but also review your footwear & how you walk as this will often indicate why the problem is occurring in the first place.
To see one of our Podiatrist’s call our clinic or book an appointment now by clicking on “Book Appointment” button.

Our Podiatrist’s at Healthy Life Foot Clinic are trained to assess, diagnose & treat corns & callus. Treatment commonly used can include painless removal of the corn/callus, footwear advice, muscle/tissue stretching & strengthening, use of acupuncture, dry needling, low level & cold laser therapy, activity modification & orthotics. Please call us if you would like to speak with us about your pain.