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What Are Corns and Callus?

A callus is an area of hardened or thick skin on the foot formed in response to mechanical stresses. Sometimes the callus can become quite thick, leading to cracks in your skin. When pressure is concentrated in a small area, a corn, which has a central core, may develop. Very often, these areas can become painful, especially when standing or walking. Common sites of corns and calluses are the ball of the foot, under the big toe joint, the tips and tops of toes, and any bony prominence. 

Why Do They Occur?

The mechanical stresses leading to corns and calluses may include:

  • Walking surfaces

  • Unsuitable footwear

  • Atrophy or displacement of fat pads in your feet

  • Bony prominences, or

  • Altered biomechanics of the foot and lower limb causing abnormal pressure distribution on the foot


At Langmore Podiatry, our podiatrists have the experience and tools to remove painful corns and calluses. Our podiatrists will also determine the cause(s) of your corns and callus, and then make the necessary changes to ensure that they return less frequently, or not at all. These changes may include:

  • Identifying and removing the possible cause of friction and pressure

  • Customised padding to redistribute pressure

  • If needed, permanent shoe inserts (orthoses) to offer long-term pressure relief

  • Advice on appropriate footwear

  • Advice on appropriate foot care, such as applying daily moisturiser

Langmore Podiatry Can Help

If you have corns or calluses on your feet, call Langmore Podiatry in Berwick today at 03 9707 1988 for an appointment with one of our experienced podiatrists. Located in the heart of Berwick, Langmore Podiatry is just a short drive from Narre Warren, Beaconsfield, Pakenham, and Cranbourne.