Corns and Callus

The presence of corns and calluses can cause a great deal of foot discomfort and could even lead to a severe condition if left untreated.


Atypical walking patterns or abnormal foot structure
Poorly fitted Footwear
Not wearing socks with shoes, boots, sandals
Constant pressure/friction on a certain area of the foot

Symptoms & Identification

Thick bumps/patches on the skin
Tenderness/burning around raised portions of skin
Hurtful upon touch and pressure

Keynote: Many people mistake plantar warts for calluses, as well as many other more serious illnesses. That’s why it’s always a smart idea to get a professional opinion when identifying ailments.

Care & Treatment

At Home Podiatry, we can treat your corns and calluses with conservative treatments, including trimming to relieve pain, padding for the area, and offloading (reducing pressure on the ailment) when necessary. Additionally, there are topical medications that can help slow or prevent corns and calluses from regrowing. It is advisable to consult a podiatrist before attempting any home remedies.

A surgical treatment option is available for corns and calluses that are resistant to conservative treatments the same day. Avoid cutting or trimming corns or calluses yourself.

For more information on corns and calluses, or to have your feet assessed and treated, contact us today to schedule an appointment on 0800 002 5513