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Corns and Callous


What is it?

Corns and callous are thick, hard layers of skin that develop from pressure and friction and can form anywhere on the foot. Callous develops as a result of diffuse pressure or friction, where as a corn develops form direct, localized pressure. A corn forms inwards like a cone of callous, and does not have a root.

What can cause it?

Common causes of corns and callous are:

How can they be treated?

Your chiropodist can remove the corn and callous quite easily with no pain. The chiropodist will make recommendations to prevent the corn and callous from returning. These recommendations may include a change in footwear or custom made orthotics.