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Corns & Callus

Suffering with corns and callus?

Corns and callus are areas of thickened skin that occur from pressure. They are the body’s natural way of protecting the skin from too much pressure or friction, however become very painful as the pressure continues and the callus thickens. The skin beneath a corn or callus can ulcerate, which can become infected if left too long requiring more urgent Podiatry treatment.

Corns and callus are only caused by a combination of pressure and friction. This pressure can be from:

·         Footwear that is too tight or too loose.

·         Toe deformities, such as hammer toes or bunions, increasing pressure from the shoes.

·         Biomechanical or gait abnormalities that cause pressure under the bottom surface of the foot.

Corn removers and other chemical products can burn the skin and cause further damage, and for this reason are not recommended by our podiatrists.

The podiatrists at the Active Foot Clinic will safely remove your corns and callus. This is generally a simple pain free and comfortable procedure which we can do in your appointment under sterile conditions. Our Podiatrists will also assess the  cause of the pressure, help prevent the corns and callus from returning.

We also have a great new range of comfortable, medical grade footwear available in multiple widths and depths to accommodate those hard to fit feet.

If you are suffering from corns and callus, book in to see your podiatrist today and Walk Without Pain. Ph 6925 8637