Corns and Calluses occur when the top layer of skin becomes thick and hard. They can be unsightly and often painful to walk on.
While calluses form a thick even layer, around the heels for example, corns form over a pressure point that digs into the skin. Corns often feel sore and painful, like walking on a pebble.
Not only annoying and unsightly, corns can be dangerous and progress to wounds, especially in those with diabetes or compromised circulation. And trimming your calluses at home or at a nail salon can put you at risk of injury or infection.
Luckily, corns and calluses are easily managed in the chiropody clinic, with painless treatments that usually provide relief from the moment you put your shoes back on. Find out for yourself why our patients say, "I wish I had come in sooner!"