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Written by Cathy on 19/06/2022

Corns and Calluses

Corns and Calluses what are they?
A Corn is a painful are of thickened hard skin a Callus is usually a larger area of rough or thickened skin.
Corns and Calluses are usually found on your hands, feet or toes. They are usually as a result of friction and pressure.
Do not try to treat these yourself if you have the following, Diabetes, Circulatory problems or Heart Disease.

Tips to avoid getting Corns or Callus include:-

Keep skin soft using a good moisturiser
Wear shoes that are a good fit, make sure they do not rub and are comfortable
Good fitting socks that are comfortable, thick and cushioned
Soak corns and calluses to soften them, using warm water
See a Podiatrist

Things you should not do

Do not try to cut them off yourself
Try to avoid walking long distances or standing for long periods of time
Do not walk barefoot
Avoid pointed toes, shoes that do not fit correctly and high heels

What we can do for you

As a Podiatrist or Foot Health Professional we can cut away the corn or callus
We may be able to make soft pads and insoles to take the pressure off the painful area

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