Corns and calluses
Corns and calluses are areas of hardened and thickened skin that usually develop over a joint or bony area of the foot as a result of friction or pressure.
Corns are a compacted area of hardened skin and tend to be smaller and deeper than a callus. Both can be very painful and tender and sometimes a corn can become infected so that the surrounding area is red, inflamed and painful.
We can remove calluses and corns for you.
Never attempt to remove them yourself with scissors or other sharp instruments, and avoid using corn plasters because they contain strong acids that can burn the skin (they should never be used if you have diabetes).
Further ways we can help
- Corns and calluses often reappear because they occur in areas of increased pressure. After removal we can advise you on ways to delay the recurrence of your corn/callus.
- Advise you on the appropriate footwear to help minimise the risk of corns/calluses recurring.
- Show you homecare tips that will help maintain the health of your feet.