Corns and Calluses

Corns and calluses occur when an area of skin is receiving too much pressure or friction. The body responds by building more skin to thicken or toughen up the area. With time, the corn or callus will thicken and results in increased redness and pain.

Causes of Corns and Calluses

Structural deformities can cause increased pressure within the shoes and on the toes. These pressures along with the biomechanical issues can cause corns and calluses, a person may also start to lose the protective fad pad on the ball and heel of the foot as they age.

Treatment for Corns and Calluses

Treatment for corns and calluses depends upon the underlying cause and often, wider proper fitting shoe wear such as softer leather, gym shoes with lower heeled shoes can help alleviate the pain. Do not use medicated corn remover pads.

These contain acid solution that does not differentiate good tissue from bad and may result in a chemical burn or open wound. This increases your risk of an infection. Our Podiatric Physicians will thorough evaluate your conditions, perform x-rays, and a biochemical evaluation and provide an appropriate treatment and plan of care.