Corns and calluses

Corns and calluses are protective layers of thickened dead skin cells. They are caused by repeated friction from skin rubbing against bony areas. Tight fitting shoes as well as abnormal biomechanics contribute to the development of corns.

Corns form mainly on the toes and in between the toes , while calluses form due to increased pressure on the soles of t he feet. The friction and pressure can produce burning and be painful. To prevent corns from becoming infected they require specialised podiatric treatment. In most cases protective padding is required as well as change of footwear. Painful corns no matter how much they are cut down or debrided, they will return because they are the result of abnormal position of the underlying bone.