Clinical Treatment of Corns and Calluses


myPod Podiatry offers safe and painless removal of corns and calluses at all our clinics in Adelaide, South Australia, and Victoria. It is a quick procedure performed by our expert Podiatrists in a sterile manner, and we may need to discuss providing further treatment and prevention options to delay it from returning.

What Causes Corns and Calluses?

Corns and Calluses are patches of hard, thickened skin found on the foot, formed in response to pressure or friction. A Callus is typically found on the bottom of the foot and is caused by a combination of shear and twisting forces when walking. The skin thickens with callus to add protection from these forces.

A Corn is caused by a more direct source of pressure. It is smaller in size but often goes deeper, causing the corn to be particularly painful. People at high risk of corns and calluses include the elderly, anyone who stands on their feet for long periods of time, people with flat feet, and people who wear ill-fitting footwear.

Why Do Corns Form Between Toes?

These occur in the same manner as corns in high pressure areas. Corns between toes develop due to friction and pressure from adjacent toes, causing the skin to harden in response to the increased force. The corns can be removed in the same manner as ones found in other areas. Preventative treatment can also be provided via custom made toe spaces, footwear recommendations, toe socks, or additional paddings to reduce pressure.


Why Corns Require Treatment by a Podiatrist

Corns and Calluses are patches of hard, thickened skin found on the foot, formed in response to pressure or friction. A Callus is typically found on the bottom of the foot and is caused by a combination of shear and twisting forces when walking. The skin thickens with callus to add protection from these forces.

A Corn is caused by a more direct source of pressure. It is smaller in size but often goes deeper, causing the corn to be particularly painful. People at high risk of corns and calluses include the elderly, anyone who stands on their feet for long periods of time, people with flat feet, and people who wear ill-fitting footwear.


Don’t let corns or calluses cause you unnecessary pain and discomfort


Call the team at myPod and we’ll have you back on your feet in no time!