What are Callus and Corns?
Commonly found on the heel area, callus and corns are an area of thick, hard skin. They are yellow in colour and are roughly round in shape.
What are the symptoms of Callus and Corns?
Callus do not usually cause pain but just look unsightly.
Corns are painful and some people describe the pain as “walking on sharp pebbles”.
What are the causes of Callus and Corns?
-Pressure over the bone area
– Poor fitted shoes
– Excessive running or walking
– A natural excessive production of callus
Causes for corns to form are similar to those for callus – pressure, footwear and high levels of activity.
What should I do if I have Callus or Corns?
If your callus or corn is painful or it appears unsightly to you, you should seek treatment from a podiatrist/chiropodist.
What shouldn’t I do if I have Callus or Corns?
Do not try to remove the callus or corn yourself, this is dangerous and could result in worsening the problems. Open skin is prone to infections.
Podiatry treatment for Callus and Corns
Callus and corns are not serious conditions, so can be easily treated. A professional will use a scalpel blade to remove the issue and restore your feet back to their normal appearance.
Callus and corns do not tend to recur after they have been removed.