Corns and calluses are skin lesions that develop due to friction and pressure. They usually appear as hard, rough patches of skin and are sensitive to touch. They can form in different areas of your feet: soles, sides of feet, between toes and underneath the toenail bed.
You can develop corns and calluses from wearing ill-fitting shoes or if you walk or stand for long periods of time.
What is the difference between a corn and a callus?
A callus (known as hyper keratosis) is flat, linear painless whereas a corn (heloma durum) is circular, deep or inflamed and painful.
What is the treatment for corns and calluses?
Our podiatrist Daniel is skilled in corn and callous removing using a sterile scalpel to careful and painlessly debride the hard thick skin. Multiple treatments may be required as the skin repairs and returns to normal condition.
How can you prevent corns and calluses?
- Make sure to wear comfortable, well-fitting shoes. your toes should not rub against the lining of the shoe.
- Good foot hygiene routine: Drying between the toes and using a moisturizing cream around your heels.
- Daniel may prescribe padded orthotics to reduce key pressure points and friction where corns or calluses may form. This will help prevent corns and calluses from recurring.