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Callus and Corns

Corns and calluses are thickening of the skin on the feet that can become painful.

They are caused by excessive pressure or friction (rubbing) on the skin.

Corns and callus can be completely removed painlessly and advice can be given to prevent further reoccurrences.

it's common to hear our clients say “After treatment you feel like you are walking on air”

Podiatrists are Specialists in hard skin removal.


Calluses are hard, thickened areas of skin. They can become painful and require treatment, limiting your ability to comfortably wear shoes and walk. This hardened skin is the body’s way of protecting itself from diffuse pressure or friction. Poorly fitted or worn footwear are a common cause. Some people with dry skin are predisposed to developing callus.

Under no circumstances should you try to cut the callus off by yourself. Improper techniques can result in cuts and bacterial infection. If the callus is persistent, visit our podiatrists for a complete calluses removal.

The podiatrist will also provide advice to reduce the onset of callus formation in the future.

Home treatments we recommend a foot file on dry skin. Rubbing too aggressively with the file/pumice stone may cause the callus to bleed and an infection can develop.


Corns can be extremely painful and can stop you from doing the things you love such as walking, sports and gym activities. Even your daily commute can be disrupted.

Our expert podiatrists are extensively trained and qualified in painless corn removal.

Clinically known as 'Heloma Durum', corns are common foot conditions that occur from repeated pressure and friction on the foot, such as rubbing of the skin against a shoe. (e.g. wearing no socks with shoes, or foot deformities).

We see both men and women who have developed corns. Corns can develop on any part of the foot.

Corns come in three different forms: hard corns, soft corns (heloma molle), and seed corns (heloma millaire). Hard corns look like a compressed patch of hard skin with a dense core and are often present on the bottom, top or sides of the feet. Soft corns tend to be found between the toes. Seed corns develop on the heel or ball of the foot. All corns can be painful.

Corns can be cured by removing the force which is causing it. Improved footwear choices are the first step in alleviating them. Deflective padding and digital corn devices are also indicated for treatment. Over the counter corn pads with medication are available but be wary; the salicylic acid on the corn pad may cause a chemical skin burn and an infection. These are definitely to be avoided by those with diabetes. Your podiatrist can identify the cause of the corn and remove it painlessly.

To have any painful or unsightly corns or callus removed from your feet book an appointment with a member of our podiatry team!

We recommend an Initial Podiatry Consultation or an Initial Luxury Medical Pedicure (with Podiatrist)

telephone: 01491 260320

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