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Corns and calluses are your body’s response to friction or pressure against the skin. If your foot rubs inside your shoe, the affected area thickens.

Or if a bone is not in the normal position, skin caught between the bone and shoe or bone and ground builds up. In either case, the outer layer of the skin thickens to protect the foot from unusual pressure.

Severe corns and calluses may become infected, destroy healthy tissue, or affect foot movement.

Treatment

Our podiatrist can treat the callus by removing it with a scalpel to remove all the hardened skin. This is a painless procedure and allows you to walk straight away.

Because calluses and corns are often indicators of underlying problems it is advisable to get advice and treatment from your podiatrist.

Over the counter corn cures are rarely effective and may damage surrounding skin. Our podiatrist will help to identify the cause, reduce discomfort and reduce pressure to prevent recurrence.