Corns and Calluses
What are corns and calluses?
A callus is a part of the skin, commonly on the feet, that has become toughened due to friction or pressure to the area. They’re yellowish in colour and feel lumpy to touch.
A corn is a type of callus, made of dead skin. They are usually painful and form on the top or the side of the toes and are small, circular and with a clearly defined centre.
The causes of corns and calluses
Our clinic has seen a wide range of corns and calluses, yet the most common risk factors for developing them are;
- Ill-fitting socks or shoes
- Repeated actions such as jogging or walking in a certain way
- Walking barefoot regularly
- Older age
- Pressure or friction on the skin
- High-heeled shoes
- Bunions, hammertoes and other foot problems
- Steel cap work boots
We can treat your corns and calluses
Not everyone with a corn or callus needs treatment, however if you’re experiencing pain, have diabetes, fragile skin or circulatory issues you need to speak to a professional.
If you have corns and calluses and they require attention our friendly and experienced Podiatrists can help you. Contact our staff on (03) 9383 6633 for more information or book an appointment online now.
Contact Us Today
If you have any questions regarding corns and calluses, make an appointment with Moreland Podiatry to discuss your options. Contact our friendly and expert staff on (03) 9383 6633 or book online.
412 Moreland Road
Brunswick West VIC 3055
Phone: 9383 6633
Fax: 9383 6640
Monday: 9am to 5pm
Tuesday: 9am to 7pm
Wednesday: 9am to 7pm
Thursday: 9am to 7pm
Friday: 8am to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 1pm