Corns and calluses are areas of hard, thickened skin that develop when the skin is exposed to excessive pressure or friction

Corns generally occur at pressure points, typically the bottom of the feet and the sides of toes. They can be painful.

Calluses are thickenings of the outermost layer of the skin and are painless. They can develop on hands, feet, or anywhere there is repeated friction — even on a violinist’s chin

We at Orthofit use non-surgical methods to treat Corns & Callus

  • They have a central core which can be soft or hard
  • They can also develop on parts of your feet that don’t bear weight, such as the tops and sides of your toes and even between your toes
  • Can be painful when pressed
  • Are hard, rough areas of skin that are often yellowish in colour
  • They develop on the soles of your feet, especially under the heels or balls, on your palms, or on your knees.
  • Calluses vary in size and shape and are often larger than corns but are rarely painful
  • Improper walking motion
  • Ill-fitting shoes. High-heeled shoes are the worst offenders.
  • Foot deformities like bunions or hammer toes
  • Wearing shoes or sandals without socks, which leads to friction on the feet
  • Repeated pressure on the foot, such as running or walking barefoot

Corns on feet won’t get better unless the cause of the pressure is removed. If the cause isn’t removed, the skin could become thicker and more painful over time.

  • Wear comfortable shoes and socks.Stick to well-fitting, cushioned shoes and socks until your corn or callus disappears.
  • Orthotic Insoles with customization in the shoes to reduce pressure on the corn
  • Avoiding the repetitive actions that caused them to develop.
  • Moisturize your skin.Apply moisturizer to your hands and feet to help keep the skin soft.
  • Customised Orthotics to offload pressure from the Corn or Callus
  • Therapeutic Socks with anti-Bacterial/Fungal properties
  • Shoes
  • Apricot oil or urea based ointment to soften the corn/callus