Corns and Calluses Treatment

Corns and Calluses Treatment Epping & Doreen

Corns and Calluses Treatment

Corns and calluses are thickened areas of skin that can cause pain, discomfort and tenderness in the affected area.

 If you suffer from corns and calluses, take action today by calling one of our podiatry clinics in Doreen and Epping.

While Corns and calluses are rarely painful, they can be an unsightly addition to an open toe pair of shoes!

Corns and Calluses are thickened, hardened layers of skin that usually arise when as a result of the skin trying to protect itself from friction or increased pressure on a certain area. They are most commonly found on toes and feet and while they are rarely painful, they can be quite unsightly!

The difference between corns and calluses are usually where they are located. Corns are usually found on bony parts of the foot such as toes, whereas calluses are found on more fleshy parts, such as the underside of the foot.

Causes of Corns and Calluses

Pressure and friction from repetitive actions cause corns and calluses to develop and grow. Some sources of this pressure and friction include:

  • Ill-fitting shoes. Wearing tight fitting or even loose fitting shoes, can cause friction and rubbing to begin in certain areas. Typically these areas are the little toes, underside of the big toe and the heel.
  • Wearing shoes without socks can amplify the issue and create greater friction on your feet.

Almost everyone will develop corns and calluses and some stage in their life, people may be more at risk due to their skin type or daily activity.

Corns and Calluses Symptoms

  • A thickened area of skin
  • A rough area of skin
  • A hardened bump or ridge
  • Mild tenderness or pain under or on top of your skin
  • Flaky or dry skin

Corns and Calluses Treatment

Treatment for Corns and Calluses first involves identifying repetitive actions that may be the cause. This may include analyzing gait and walking patterns to pinpoint pressurized areas.
Treatment can then include:

  • Trimming of excess skin
  • Corn and Callus medication
  • Minor surgery
  • Orthotics

If you have any questions in regards to this condition do not hesitate to call our team to arrange an appointment.

No-one should endure corns and calluses. Life is too short. Contact us now to make an appointment or call Muscle Joint Bone Doreen on 9715 0582 or Muscle Joint Bone Epping on 9088 8228!