Corns and Callous
Corns and callous are areas of hard skin that can occur on the feet. They can present on the sole or top of the feet and even can occur between the toes.
These are caused by pressure or friction, or a combination of both. This can be due to ill fitting foot wear or irregularities in walking patterns.
Treatment involves debriding (removing) the hard tissue from the affected area. This is generally a painless process as there is no breach of the healthy skin underneath. The majority of patients report immediate relief after treatment. In some cases the area may be a little sore for a day or two.
The podiatrist will also discuss ways to limit the return of the corn or callous. This may involve changing footwear, advising of protective covers or in some cases, the use of custom made insoles.